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English Dictionary: Ireland by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Ireland
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
    Synonym(s): Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Irish Republic, Eire
  2. an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    Synonym(s): Ireland, Hibernia, Emerald Isle
From The CIA World Factbook (1995) [world95]:
   Location: Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of
   Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
   Map references: Europe
   total area: 70,280 sq km
   land area: 68,890 sq km
   comparative area: slightly larger than West Virginia
   Land boundaries: total 360 km, UK 360 km
   Coastline: 1,448 km
   Maritime claims:
   continental shelf: not specified
   exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
   territorial sea: 12 nm
   International disputes: Northern Ireland question with the UK; Rockall
   continental shelf dispute involving Denmark, Iceland, and the UK
   (Ireland and the UK have signed a boundary agreement in the Rockall
   Climate: temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild
   winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the
   Terrain: mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged
   hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast
   Natural resources: zinc, lead, natural gas, petroleum, barite, copper,
   gypsum, limestone, dolomite, peat, silver
   Land use:
   arable land: 14%
   permanent crops: 0%
   meadows and pastures: 71%
   forest and woodland: 5%
   other: 10%
   Irrigated land: NA sq km
   current issues: water pollution, especially of lakes, from
   agricultural runoff
   natural hazards: NA
   international agreements: party to - Air Pollution, Air
   Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Climate Change, Environmental Modification,
   Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer
   Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Wetlands, Whaling; signed, but not
   ratified - Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Biodiversity, Desertification,
   Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation
   Note: strategic location on major air and sea routes between North
   America and northern Europe; over 40% of the population resides within
   60 miles of Dublin
   Population: 3,550,448 (July 1995 est.)
   Age structure:
   0-14 years: 24% (female 415,640; male 440,468)
   15-64 years: 64% (female 1,125,638; male 1,155,823)
   65 years and over: 12% (female 237,098; male 175,781) (July 1995 est.)
   Population growth rate: 0.33% (1995 est.)
   Birth rate: 14.04 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Death rate: 8.48 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Net migration rate: -2.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Infant mortality rate: 7.2 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)
   Life expectancy at birth:
   total population: 75.99 years
   male: 73.15 years
   female: 79 years (1995 est.)
   Total fertility rate: 1.95 children born/woman (1995 est.)
   noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(men), Irish (collective plural)
   adjective: Irish
   Ethnic divisions: Celtic, English
   Religions: Roman Catholic 93%, Anglican 3%, none 1%, unknown 2%, other
   1% (1981)
   Languages: Irish (Gaelic), spoken mainly in areas located along the
   western seaboard, English is the language generally used
   Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write (1981 est.)
   total population: 98%
   Labor force: 1.37 million
   by occupation: services 57.0%, manufacturing and construction 28%,
   agriculture, forestry, and fishing 13.5%, energy and mining 1.5%
   conventional long form: none
   conventional short form: Ireland
   Digraph: EI
   Type: republic
   Capital: Dublin
   Administrative divisions: 26 counties; Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork,
   Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim,
   Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon,
   Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
   Independence: 6 December 1921 (from UK)
   National holiday: Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March
   Constitution: 29 December 1937; adopted 1 July 1937 by plebescite
   Legal system: based on English common law, substantially modified by
   indigenous concepts; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme
   Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
   Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
   Executive branch:
   chief of state: President Mary Bourke ROBINSON (since 9 November
   1990); election last held 9 November 1990 (next to be held November
   1997); results - Mary Bourke ROBINSON 52.8%, Brian LENIHAN 47.2%
   head of government: Prime Minister John BRUTON (since 15 December
   cabinet: Cabinet; appointed by president with previous nomination of
   the prime minister and approval of the House of Representatives
   Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament (Oireachtas)
   Senate (Seanad Eireann): elections last held NA February 1992 (next to
   be held NA February 1997); results - percent of vote by party NA;
   seats - (60 total, 49 elected) Fianna Fail 26, Fine Gael 16, Labor 9,
   Progressive Democrats 2, Democratic Left 1, independents 6
   House of Representatives (Dail Eireann): elections last held on 25
   November 1992 (next to be held by November 1997); results - Fianna
   Fail 39.1%, Fine Gael 24.5%, Labor Party 19.3%, Progressive Democrats
   4.7%, Democratic Left 2.8%, Sinn Fein 1.6%, Workers' Party 0.7%,
   independents 5.9%; seats - (166 total) Fianna Fail 68, Fine Gael 45,
   Labor Party 33, Progressive Democrats 10 Democratic Left 4, Greens 1,
   independents 5
   Judicial branch: Supreme Court
   Political parties and leaders: Democratic Left, Proinsias DE ROSSA;
   Fianna Fail, Bertie AHERN; Labor Party, Richard SPRING; Fine Gael,
   John BRUTON; Communist Party of Ireland, Michael O'RIORDAN; Sinn Fein,
   Gerry ADAMS; Progressive Democrats, Desmond O'MALLEY; The Workers'
   Party, Marion DONNELLY; Green Alliance, Bronwen MAHER
   note: Prime Minister BRUTON heads a three-party coalition consisting
   of the Fine Gael, the Labor Party, and the Democratic Left
   Member of: Australia Group, BIS, CCC, CE, EBRD, EC, ECE, EIB, ESA,
   Diplomatic representation in US:
   chief of mission: Ambassador Dermot A. GALLAGHER
   chancery: 2234 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
   telephone: [1] (202) 462-3939
   consulate(s) general: Boston, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco
   US diplomatic representation:
   chief of mission: Ambassador Jean Kennedy SMITH
   embassy: 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin
   mailing address: use embassy street address
   telephone: [353] (1) 6687122
   FAX: [353] (1) 6689946
   Flag: three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and
   orange; similar to the flag of the Cote d'Ivoire, which is shorter and
   has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green; also
   similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter and has colors of green
   (hoist side), white, and red
   Overview: The economy is small and trade dependent. Agriculture, once
   the most important sector, is now dwarfed by industry, which accounts
   for 37% of GDP, about 80% of exports, and employs 28% of the labor
   force. Although exports remain the primary engine for Ireland's robust
   growth, the economy is also benefiting from a rise in consumer
   spending and recovery in both construction and business investment.
   Ireland has substantially reduced its external debt since 1987, to 40%
   of GDP in 1994. Over the same period, inflation has fallen sharply and
   chronic trade deficits have been transformed into annual surpluses.
   Unemployment remains a serious problem, however, and job creation is
   the main focus of government policy. To ease unemployment, Dublin
   aggressively courts foreign investors and recently created a new
   industrial development agency to aid small indigenous firms.
   Government assistance is constrained by Dublin's continuing deficit
   reduction measures.
   National product: GDP - purchasing power parity - $49.8 billion (1994
   National product real growth rate: 5.5% (1994 est.)
   National product per capita: $14,060 (1994 est.)
   Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.7% (1994 est.)
   Unemployment rate: 16% (1994 est.)
   revenues: $16 billion
   expenditures: $16.6 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA
   Exports: $28 billion (f.o.b., 1994 est.)
   commodities: chemicals, data processing equipment, industrial
   machinery, live animals, animal products
   partners: EU 75% (UK 32%, Germany 13%, France 10%), US 9%
   Imports: $26 billion (c.i.f., 1994 est.)
   commodities: food, animal feed, data processing equipment, petroleum
   and petroleum products, machinery, textiles, clothing
   partners: EU 66% (UK 41%, Germany 8%, France 4%), US 15%
   External debt: $20 billion (1994 est.)
   Industrial production: growth rate 8.5% (1994 est.); accounts for 37%
   of GDP
   capacity: 3,930,000 kW
   production: 14.9 billion kWh
   consumption per capita: 3,938 kWh (1993)
   Industries: food products, brewing, textiles, clothing, chemicals,
   pharmaceuticals, machinery, transportation equipment, glass and
   Agriculture: accounts for 10% of GDP; principal crops - turnips,
   barley, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat; livestock - meat and dairy
   products; 85% self-sufficient in food; food shortages include bread
   grain, fruits, vegetables
   Illicit drugs: transshipment point for hashish from North Africa to
   the UK and Netherlands
   Economic aid:
   donor: ODA commitments (1980-89), $90 million
   Currency: 1 Irish pound (#Ir) = 100 pence
   Exchange rates: Irish pounds (#Ir) per US$1 - 0.6420 (January 1995),
   0.6676 (1994), 0.6816 (1993), 0.5864 (1992), 0.6190 (1991), 0.6030
   Fiscal year: calendar year
   total: 1,947 km
   broad gauge: 1,947 km 1.600-m gauge (36 km electrified; 485 km double
   total: 92,327 km
   paved: 86,787 km (32 km of expressways)
   unpaved: gravel, crushed stone 5,540 km (1992)
   Inland waterways: limited for commercial traffic
   Pipelines: natural gas 225 km
   Ports: Arklow, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Foynes, Galway, Limerick, New
   Ross, Waterford
   Merchant marine:
   total: 47 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 129,996 GRT/160,419 DWT
   ships by type: bulk 4, cargo 33, chemical tanker 2, container 2, oil
   tanker 1, short-sea passenger 3, specialized tanker 2
   total: 44
   with paved runways over 3,047 m: 1
   with paved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
   with paved runways 1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
   with paved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 2
   with paved runways under 914 m: 32
   with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 4
   Telephone system: 900,000 telephones; modern digital system using
   cable and microwave radio relay
   local: NA
   intercity: microwave radio relay
   international: 1 INTELSAT (Atlantic Ocean) earth station
   broadcast stations: AM 9, FM 45, shortwave 0
   radios: NA
   broadcast stations: 86
   televisions: NA
   Ireland:Defense Forces
   Branches: Army (includes Naval Service and Air Corps), National Police
   (Garda Siochana)
   Manpower availability: males age 15-49 926,831; males fit for military
   service 749,646; males reach military age (17) annually 34,215 (1995
   Defense expenditures: exchange rate conversion - $500 million, 1.3% of
   GDP (1994)
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