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About Ireland

Ireland also known as the Republic of Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic bordering the United Kingdom. The Celtic country ranks as one of the top 10 richest countries and most prosperous countries in the world. Due to its liberal economic policies, it saw a rapid economic growth but it saw a severe crash during the global economic meltdown in 2008. Ireland is regarded as one of the most reputed countries in the world and ranks high in economic freedom and freedom of the press.

Services industry plays an important role in Ireland. It has an open economic policy and has many High value FDI. Companies such as Facebook, Pfizer, though set up in the US, have their business units in Ireland to cater to the world due to its good taxation policy.

The country is also well-known for the production of agro-food, cattle, beef, and dairy products. Minerals such as limestone, gypsum, copper, gold, and silver are found in good quantities. The manufacturing sector revolves around chemicals, petroleum, textiles, etc.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityDublin
Government TypeParliamentary System, Unitary State, Liberal Democracy, Parlimentary Republic
Official LanguagesIrish, English
CurrencyEuro, EUR
Phone Code +353
Important CitiesDublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick Galway, Tallaght, Waterford
National DayNational Day (11th Feb)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking24 (Very Easy)
Primary Industriesagriculture, mining, forestry, and fishing
Major ExportsPackaged Medicaments, Human or Animal Blood and Vaccines, Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds, Scented Mixtures and Integrated Circuits
Major Exports to IndiaMetals, Food Products, Minerals, Wood, Transportation, Plastic or Rubber, Raw materials, Chemicals, Machinery and Electricals
Major ImportsAircrafts, Spacecrafts, Machinery including computers, Pharmaceuticals, Mineral fuels, Electrical Machinery, equipments, Organic Chemicals.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Machinery and Electricals, Plastic or Rubber, Metals, Transportation, Stone and Glass, Raw materials, Food Products, Vegetables
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade in Goods and Services
Bordering NationsUnited Kingdom
Member ofCouncil of Europe(COE), Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council(EAPC), European Communities(EC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Union(EU), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for IrelandH.E. Sandeep Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
Phone: 00353-01-496 6787, 496 6792
Embassy Details of Ireland in IndiaH.E. Mr. Brendan Ward
Emabssy of Ireland
C-17, Malcha MargNew Delhi-110021
Phone: +91-11-49403200 (O)