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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 TypeParlimentary Republic
Official LanguagesIrish, English
CurrencyEuro, EUR
Phone Code +353
Important CitiesDublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick Galway, Tallaght, Waterford
National DayIndependence Day (Jan-21st)
GDP (nominal)USD 589.569 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking24
Primary Industriesagriculture, mining, forestry, and fishing
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsPharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Electrical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Machinery & Appliances, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Household Items & Products, Building & Construction Products & Services
Major ImportsChemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Aviation Vehicles, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Other Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Wood and Pulp, Rubber and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Glass and glassware, Books and Papers, Fruits and Nuts, Retail & Fmcg Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 219.304 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 147.914 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 71.39 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade in Goods and Services
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Wood and Pulp, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Aviation Vehicles, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Other Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Household Items & Products
Major Imports from IndiaChemical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Rubber and Products, Gems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Building & Construction Products & Services, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Silk & Textiles
India's Imports ValueUSD 3,630.44 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 581.5 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 578.5 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for IrelandEmbassy of India
H.E. Akhilesh Mishra
Honourable Ambassador
00353-01-496 6787, 496 6792

Embassy Details of Ireland in IndiaIreland
Emabssy of Ireland
H.E. Mr. Kevin Kelly
C-17, Malcha MargNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-49403200 (O)

Consulate General of Ireland in Mumbai
Mr. Anita Kelly
Consul General
3rd Floor, TCG Financial Centre G–Block, Bandra Kurla Complex Mumbai 400098

91 22 69033400

Honorary Consulate of Ireland in Bengaluru
H.E. Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Honorary Consul
C/O Biocon Limited 20th KM. Hosur Road Electronic City PO Bengaluru-560100
+91-80-2808 2006 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Ireland in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Rajeev Mecheri
Honorary Consul
49, Eldams Road Teynampet, Chennai
04466097700/11, 9789959911 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Ireland in kolkata
H.E. Mr. Mahendra Kumar Jalan
Honorary Consul
c/o Keventer Agro Ltd. 2 Clive Ghat Street Sagar Estate 8th Floor -700001
03322304571 (O)