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Capital : Dublin
Language :  English, Irish
Currency :  Euro
Population : 4 757 976
Area : 70 273 km2

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Ireland facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 15.6% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. Over 2,483,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (536 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. In Irish homes, most windows open outwards.

5. The national top-level domain is .ie . There are over 184 330 websites with this extension.

6. The most popular pages with the extension .ie are google.ie, independent.ie and rte.ie.

7. In this country there are over 96,602 km of paved roads including over 1,224 km of expressways (0.15% of all roads in the world).

8. The country has 40 airports, 16 of the paved surface.

9. In this country there are more than 3 237 km of railway tracks.

10. Titanic was founded in Ireland.

11. Irishman James Hoban designed the White House in Washington.

12. In this country there are many world-famous breweries including Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp.

13. Ireland has won Eurovision seven times.

14. 25% of computers coming to Europe are made in Ireland.

15. Political system – republic, parliamentary democracy.


Geography in Ireland

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1. There are no snakes, no moles or woodpeckers in Ireland.

2. There were never snakes in this country.

3. Ireland borders with such countries as: Great Britain 360 km.

4. The country is 4.5 times smaller than Poland.

5. The highest peak is Carrantuohill 1041 m above sea level.

6. The longest river is Shannon 386 km.

7. There is 45550 km2 of agricultural land in Ireland (66% of the country).

8. Glencullen is the highest town in the country.

9. 6930 km2 of the country is covered by forests (10.1%)

122. The nearest capital in a straight line from Dublin is London (United Kingdom) – 463 km.

123. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Dublin is Wellington (New Zealand) – 18671 km.


Finance in Ireland

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1. The minimum wage amounts to EUR 1 461.85 per month and EUR 9.15 per hour (data from 2011).

2. The amount of income tax in Ireland is 12.5%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48%, and for companies 12.5% ​​(2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 23% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.8%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 252 640 000 000 (PLN 1 081 299 200 000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 334,000,000,000 (PLN 1,429,520,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 109.7% of GDP, which is about: $ 277 146 080 000 (PLN 1 186 185 222 400),
2018 year was 68% GDP, i.e. around: $ 227 120,000,000 (PLN 972 073 600,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 48,997 (PLN 209,707).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 1,960,000,000,000 ,
2018 is around: $ 2,543,974,000,000 .

9. The country has 2018 over $4 467 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.017% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

10. Ireland has 6000 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Ireland

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

2. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 60 km / h.

3. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 80 to 100 km / h, and on highways 120 km / h.

4. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 66.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48%, and for companies 12.5% ​​(2018).

7. The tax on goods and services is 23% (2018).

8. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

9. Until 1920, couples in Ireland could get married legally only on St. Bridget’s Day, February 1 in Teltown County Meath. If you wanted to get a divorce you had to come to the same place the next year.

10. In this country, a person of 12 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

11. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 19 days.

12. The last death penalty was carried out in 1954.


Education in Ireland

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

3. The average IQ level is 92.

4. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 46 354 people).


Work in Ireland

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1. The minimum wage amounts to EUR 1 461.85 per month and EUR 9.15 per hour (data from 2011).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 2 960 €.

3. The amount of income tax in Ireland is 12.5%.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 66.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.1% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48%, and for companies 12.5% ​​(2018).

7. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 19 days.

8. The work week is 39 hours.


Best in Ireland

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

2. Ireland is the largest consumer of beer in the world

3. The Tara mine is the largest zinc mine in Europe (the fifth in the world).

4. The oldest pub, Sean’s Bar was created over 900 years ago.

5. The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin is the longest operating hospital in the world. It has been functioning since 1745.

6. The Guinness beer brand is the largest brewer in the world.

7. Royal Cork Yacht Club was founded in 1720 and is the oldest yacht club in the world.

8. One of the most popular radio programs in Ireland is the broadcasting of local obituaries.

9. Louth is the smallest county in Ireland and Cork is the largest.

10. The highest peak is Carrantuohill 1041 m above sea level.

11. The longest river is Shannon 386 km.

12. Glencullen is the highest town in the country.

13. Muckanaghederdauhaulia is the longest name of the village in this country.

14. The lowest temperature: -19,1 °C was measured in Sligo.

15. The highest temperature: 33.3 °C was measured in Kilkenny County.

16. In Ireland, unlike in other countries around the world, windmills rotate clockwise.


Army in Ireland

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1. Ireland ranks 115th in the best world armies.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 7 300 professional and 2200 reservists.

3. Amount of equipment:
2018 year – 0 tanks, 80 > armored vehicles, 19 jet aircraft and 16 helicopters.

4. The army in 2018 was allocated over 1 165 093 600 dollars.

5. The naval fleet consists of over 8 ships (2018).


Society in Ireland

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1. 5 Irish people have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

2. In Ireland, an average person consumes about 11.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most beer is beer – 48%, then wine – 26%, spirit – 18%, and other alcoholic beverages – 8%.

4. In 2014, 195 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 66.

6. The average IQ level is 92.

7. There are more Irish living in New York than in Dublin.

8. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

9. In this country, women having their first child on average 29.9 years old.

10. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average.

11. About 2,700,000 (2018) accounts have been created on Facebook.

12. In this country over 3 817 000 (2015) 4 453 436 (2018) people have access to internet (around 96% of the population).

13. About 2,600,000 (2015) 17 000 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

14. In this country, abortion is legal all the time.

15. More Irish live outside of their country.

16. Many Irish names start with “Mac” or “O” which means “son” and “grandson” respectively in Celtic.

17. It is believed that half of the Australian population may have an Irish background.

18. It is estimated that 80 million people with Irish backgrounds live abroad.

19. The population density is 63 people / km2.

20. The main religion is Catholicism, 84%.

22. 11 Irish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

23. The average age people living in this country is 36.1 years old.

24. The country is around:
997 000 people (21.5%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3 054 000 people (65.89%) in the age range 15-64 years.
584 500 people (12.61%) over 65 years old.

25. In this country, about 68 800 children are born each year (1.5% of the population), and about 30,000 people die (0.6% of the population).

26. 86 people in 1000 possess firearms.

27. 60% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

28. There are more mobile phones in Ireland than residents.

29. In this country an average adult person smokes 84 cigarettes a month.

30. The average life expectancy in this country is 80.6 years (women – 82.7 years and men – 78.4 years).


Symbols of Ireland

1. The national alcohol is Irish Whiskey, Poitin and Stout.

2. The national object in Ireland is the harp.

3. Irish flags date from 1800.

4. The three most famous symbols of Ireland are the green Shamrock, the harp and the Celtic cross.

5. The national animal is a deer


Customs in Ireland

1. On February 29, which is once every four years, women are declaring themselves to men.

2. An old way to hangover is to bury “suffering” in wet sand up to the neck.

3. On the day of the child’s birthday, they are lifted upside down and hit their head gently against the floor for good luck. The number of strokes corresponds to the age of the child plus one.

4. The first three days of April are called “Borrowed Days” and are traditionally associated with bad weather.

5. According to tradition, a young couple with wedding guests should travel the longest way from church to home.


Holidays in Ireland

1. In Ireland, according to the Celtic calendar, spring begins on February 1, summer – May 1, autumn – August 1 and winter – November 1.

2. On the last day of the carnival, the Irish celebrate Pancake Day. They are served in every form with all possible additions. According to the old tradition before Lent you have to use all the leftovers that are found in the home.

3. Halloween comes from an Irish holiday called Samhain.

4. The most popular holiday in Ireland is St. Patrick’s Day.


Sport in Ireland

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1. Hurling is one of the most popular games in Ireland. Speed ​​and contact are its main advantages.

2. The world’s first regatta races took place in the Dublin bay in 1663.

3. One of the most popular sports is rugby.


History of Ireland

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1. According to legend, the monk called St. Brendan went on an expedition to discover a paradise and after 7 years he was the first to discover America.

2. Irish flags date from 1800.

3. The world’s first regatta races took place in the Dublin bay in 1663.

4. Royal Cork Yacht Club was founded in 1720 and is the oldest yacht club in the world.

5. An old legend says that when Christ will judge all nations on the day of the Last Judgment, the Irish will judge Saint. Patrick.

6. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on December 6, 1921.

7. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.


Language in Ireland

1. Only 1% of Irish people consider Irish as their native language.


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What is the highest peak in Ireland?

The highest peak in Ireland is Carrauntoohil (1038 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Ireland?

The largest river in Ireland is Shannon 386 km.

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What Ireland has national colors?

National colors: green and blue.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is Irish Whiskey, Poitin and Stout.

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What is the national animal?

The national animal is a deer

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What is the national sport?

The national sport is Gaelic games.

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What borders does Ireland have?

Ireland borders with such countries as: Great Britain 360 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 36.1 years.

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What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage amounts to EUR 1 461.85 per month and EUR 9.15 per hour (data from 2011).

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What is the population density in Ireland?

The population density is 67 people per km2.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 33.3 ° C was measured in Kilkenny County.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -19,1 ° C was measured in Sligo.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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