Place:Republic of Ireland


NameRepublic of Ireland
Alt namesEirinnsource: Bodkin, Report on the Arts in Ireland (1949)
Ierlandsource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 337
Irelandsource: Britannica Book of the Year (1990) p 640; Columbia Encyclopedia (1975); UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 60; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Irish Free Statesource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 346; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Irish Republicsource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 346; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Irlandsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Irlandasource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 60
Irlandesource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 60
Poblacht na hÉireannsource: Wikipedia
Saorstat Eireannsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Saorstát Éireannsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Éiresource: Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 632
Coordinates53°N 8°W
Contained Places
County Carlow ( 1922 - )
County Cavan ( 1922 - )
County Clare ( 1922 - )
County Cork ( 1922 - )
County Donegal ( 1922 - )
County Galway ( 1922 - )
County Kerry ( 1922 - )
County Kildare ( 1922 - )
County Kilkenny ( 1922 - )
County Laois ( 1922 - )
County Leitrim ( 1922 - )
County Limerick ( 1922 - )
County Longford ( 1922 - )
County Louth ( 1922 - )
County Mayo ( 1922 - )
County Meath ( 1922 - )
County Monaghan ( 1922 - )
County Offaly ( 1922 - )
County Roscommon ( 1922 - )
County Sligo ( 1922 - )
County Waterford ( 1922 - )
County Westmeath ( 1922 - )
County Wexford ( 1922 - )
County Wicklow ( 1922 - )
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown ( 1993 - )
Fingal ( 1993 - )
North Tipperary ( 1922 - 2014 )
South Dublin ( 1993 - )
South Tipperary ( 1922 - 2014 )
Former county
County Dublin ( 1922 - 1993 )
County Tipperary ( 2014 - )
Historical region
Modern county
County Tipperary ( 2014 - )
Armagh (ecclesiastical province) ( 1922 - )
Connacht ( 1922 - )
Dublin (ecclesiastical province) ( 1922 - )
Leinster ( 1922 - )
Munster ( 1922 - )
Ulster ( 1922 - )
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Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe consisting of 26 of the 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, on the eastern side of the island. Around 40% of the country's population of 5 million people resides in the Greater Dublin Area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St 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.

The Irish Free State was created, with Dominion status, in 1922 following the Anglo-Irish Treaty. In 1937, a new constitution was adopted, in which the state was named "Ireland" and effectively became a republic, with an elected non-executive president. It was officially declared a republic in 1949, following the Republic of Ireland Act 1948. Ireland became a member of the United Nations in December 1955. It joined the European Communities (EC), the predecessor of the European Union, in 1973. The state had no formal relations with Northern Ireland for most of the twentieth century, but during the 1980s and 1990s the British and Irish governments worked with the Northern Ireland parties towards a resolution to "the Troubles". Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the Irish government and Northern Ireland Executive have co-operated on a number of policy areas under the North/South Ministerial Council created by the Agreement.

One of Europe's major financial hubs is centred on Dublin. Ireland ranks among the top ten wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita, although this has been partially ascribed to distortions caused by the tax inversion practices of various multinationals operating in Ireland. From 2017, a modified gross national income (GNI*) was enacted by the Central Bank of Ireland, as the standard deviation was considered too materially distorted to accurately measure or represent the Irish economy.[1][2] After joining the EC, the country's government enacted a series of liberal economic policies that resulted in economic growth between 1995 and 2007 now known as the Celtic Tiger period, before its subsequent reversal during the Great Recession.

A developed country, Ireland's quality of life is ranked amongst the highest in the world, and the country performs well in several national performance metrics including healthcare, economic freedom and freedom of the press. Ireland is a member of the European Union and is a founding member of the Council of Europe and the OECD. The Irish government has followed a policy of military neutrality through non-alignment since immediately prior to World War II and the country is consequently not a member of NATO, although it is a member of Partnership for Peace and aspects of PESCO.


How places in the Republic of Ireland are organized

The Republic of Ireland traditionally has been divided into 26 counties, with Tipperary county split into two counties in the 1890's and Dublin county split into three counties in the 1990's. The standard at WeRelate is to title Irish place pages according to their traditional (pre-split) county when it is known, with also-located-in links to the post-split counties.

All places in Republic of Ireland

Further information on historical place organization in Republic of Ireland

Research Tips

  • Irish records online. [1]
  • The Irish Genealogy News blog reports that GRO Ireland has placed historical civil registers of birth, marriage and death on the free state-run The are some omissions of images and an embargo period. Read the details at (as of 7 Sep 2016)
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