Republic of Ireland
According to w:Republic of Ireland ()
[The Republic of Ireland] is a country in north-western Europe consisting of 26 of the 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, on the eastern side of the island. Around 2.1 million of the country's population of 5.13 million people reside in the Greater Dublin Area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann; an upper house, Seanad Éireann; and an elected [ President of Ireland ] (Uachtarán) who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach (Prime Minister, literally "Chief"), who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.
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- ↑ From this revision: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Republic_of_Ireland&oldid=1141620384
- ↑ "Population and Migration Estimates, April 2018" (Archived here: archiveforthis on 26 January 2021), Central Statistics Office, released 28 August 2018
- ↑ L. Prakke; C. A. J. M. Kortmann; J. C. E. van den Brandhof (2004), Constitutional Law of 15 EU Member States, Deventer: Kluwer, p. 429, ISBN 9013012558,
Since 1937 Ireland has been a parliamentary republic, in which ministers appointed by the president depend on the confidence of parliament