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Hard Facts about Ireland

ireland_hard_factsLocation
Ireland is situated in Western Europe, on the island Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a strategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe.

Population
4,1 million. 20.8% (0-14 years), 67.5% (15-64), 11.7% (65 and over). Median age is 34.3 years.
Life expectancy is 77.9 years.

Short description
Ireland is a parliamentary republic.
Irish economy is the fastest-growing economy in Europe. Ireland is known as “The Celtic Tiger”, as after 9 years of stunning economic performance, today it is an economic world leader.
The biggest Irish cities: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford.

Currency
The currency in Ireland is the Euro as Ireland is a member of the EU.

Education
Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world (according to the latest IMD world competitiveness report).About one million people are in full-time education and nearly 60% of all school leavers go on to third level.

Holidays
# 1st January (New Year’s Day)
# St. Patricks day - 17th March
# Easter Monday
# 1st Monday in May
# 1st Monday in June
# 1st Monday in August
# last Monday in October
# Christmas Day
# St. Stephens Day

Teaching English in Ireland
Ireland is a very interesting country with rich traditions. So you can combine English teaching with cognitive sightseeing activities. The weather in Ireland is often wet and cold, but Irish people are warm-heated. The English language is in demand in Ireland, so are good English language teachers. If you would like to work overseas, consider Ireland.