Ireland

Fast Facts

Head of State: President Michael D. HIGGINS (since 29 October 2011)
Head of Government: Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda KENNY (since 9 March 2011)
Population: 4,250,163 (July 2010 est.)
National Holiday: Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March
Capital: Dublin
Area: 70,280 sq km (B.C.= 947,800 sq km)