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  • Éire
  • 70,273 km2
  • Dublin
  • Euro
  • 4,422,100
  • 17 March

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  • and
  • 53 00 N, 8 00 W
  • Atlantic 0 m
  • Carraunt. 1,041 m
  • 34.6 years
  • English
  • Gaelic

On 29 December 1937 Ireland became the successor-state to the Irish Free State, itself established on 6 December 1922. Ireland was one of the poorest countries in Western Europe and had high emigration. The protectionist economy was opened in the late 1950s and Ireland joined the European Communities (known as the European Union) in 1973. An economic crisis led Ireland to start large-scale economic reforms in the late 1980s. Ireland reduced taxation and regulation dramatically compared to other EU countries.


Founded as a Viking settlement, the city has been Ireland's primary city for most of the island's history since medieval times. Today, it is an economic, administrative and cultural centre for the island of Ireland and has one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital city.

Drogheda & Dundalk

Drogheda (from the Irish: Droichead Átha meaning "bridge of the ford") is an industrial and port town in County Louth on the east coast of Ireland, 56 km (35 mi) north of Dublin. Including suburbs and environs, Drogheda is the third largest town (excluding the cities) in Ireland, with a population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants.