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Key facts about Ireland

Ireland is an island located west of mainland Europe in the Atlantic ocean.

Ireland joined the EU (then EEC) in 1973.

It has a population of approximately 6.5 million people. The capital city is Dublin that has a population of approximately 1.2 million inhabitants.

Ireland is not part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Euro (Eur)

The international dialling code can be found here

The top exports of Ireland are machinery & equipment, computers, chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs and animal products

The top imports of Ireland are machinery & transport equipment, aircraft, cars, office equipment including computers, chemicals & related products, food & live animals and petroleum.

Useful Links


Embassies in Ireland

World Bank

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in Ireland. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.

Sea Port

Details of sea ports from


Details of Irish airports

Tax & VAT

Tax & VAT details

Enterprise Ireland
SME United

Details of local SME organisations

Map of Ireland