Ireland: Country and Foreign Investment
Population, Language and Culture
Ireland has a population of over 4.7 million (July 2013 est.); the capital, Dublin, has a population of more than a million. Irish is the official language, but in practice English is the everyday language. The history and culture of the Irish are too well-known to need description, but it is worth remarking that Dublin has evolved over recent years into a lively and cosmopolitan city with a thriving cultural life.
Apart from Dublin, the main cities are Cork, Galway and Limerick. There are international airports at Dublin, Shannon and Cork. Dublin serves more than sixty foreign destinations, the vast majority of which are in the EU.