The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland, off the coast of England and Wales. Its eastern capital,
Dublin, is the birthplace of writers including Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, and home of Guinness beer.
Nicknamed the "Emerald IsleĒ for its lush landscape of rolling green hills, itís dotted with castles and ancient sites,
such as massive 12th-century Cahir Castle.
Dialing code: +353
Population: 4.595 million (2013) World Bank