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Ireland

Ethnic Groups

  • Irish 84.5%
    Other white 9.8%
  • Asian 1.9%
  • Black 1.4%
  • Mixed and other 0.9%
  • Unspecified 1.6%

Religion

  • Roman Catholic 84.7%
  • Church of Ireland 2.7%
  • Other Christian 2.7%
  • Muslim 1.1%
  • Other 1.7%
  • Unspecified 1.5%
  • None 5.7%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $220.9 billion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: barley, potatoes, wheat; beef, dairy products
  • Industries: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices
  • Total Labor Force:2.161 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 5%
    • Industry: 19%
    • Services: 76%
  • Unemployment Rate: 13.5% (2013 est.)

Location

Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain

Population

4,832,765

Government Type

republic, parliamentary democracy

Climate

temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time