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  • Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
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  • [dataTXT] Republic of Ireland
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  • Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland ('), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern part of the island, and whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's 4.75 million inhabitants. The state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the ', consists of a lower house, ', an upper house, ', and an elected President (') who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the ' (Prime Minister, literally 'Chief', a title not used in English), who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.
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  • Island countries
  • Liberal democracies
  • Republics
  • English-speaking countries and territories
  • Member states of the United Nations
  • Countries in Europe
  • Member states of the Council of Europe
  • Member states of the European Union
  • Western Europe
  • 1922 establishments in Ireland
  • NUTS 1 statistical regions of the European Union
  • Northern Europe
  • Republic of Ireland
  • States and territories established in 1922
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