Expatriation and Immigration in Ireland

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Dublin


Total Population: 4,450,446
Annual Growth Rate: 0.6%
Density: 64 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 60.5%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Dublin (1,080,000); Cork (188,000); Galway (72,000); Tallaght (64,000); Blanchardstown (63,000).
Ethnic Origins: Irish, with English minority.
Official Language: Irish (Gaelic), spoken as a first language by about 55,000 people (mostly in the west).
Other Languages Spoken: English. Official documents are printed in both languages.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 88.4%; Church of Ireland 3%; Other Christian 1.6%; Other 1.5%; Unspecified 2%; None 3.5%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Dublin

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 70,280 km²
Type of State: Ireland is a sovereign, independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government. The president, who serves as head of state in a largely ceremonial role, is elected for a 7-year term and can be re-elected only once. There is universal suffrage for those over 18.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
The country, which has been hardly hit by the economic crisis, records a large deficit.
HDI*: 0.895/1
HDI (World Rank): 5/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Ireland, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Ireland, Dial +353
Internet Suffix: .ie
Computers: 58.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 49.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 63.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 73,118 83,822 83,965 62,704 59,123
Exports of Goods (million USD) 108,726 121,544 125,720 115,928 117,218
Imports of Services (million USD) 80,050 94,487 110,703 104,199 105,994
Exports of Services (million USD) 70,992 92,286 99,265 92,112 95,093

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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