Categories: Ireland in Brief

Latvia Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits Ireland

Edgars Rinkēvičs: It is essential for the EU to retain unity in further talks with the UK On 15 November, 2017, during his working visit to Ireland, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Simon Coveney. The focus of their discussions was placed on […]

The Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia meets Irish Ambassador Mr. James Hennessey

Latviju un Īriju saista labas divpusējās attiecības, tostarp politiskā līmenī, un ir arī potenciāls ekonomiskās sadarbības veicināšanai. To Saeimas priekšsēdētāja Ināra Mūrniece uzsvēra, otrdien, 13.oktobrī, Saeimas namā tiekoties ar Īrijas Republikas ārkārtējo un pilnvaroto vēstnieku Latvijas Republikā Džeimsu Henesiju (James Hennessy), kurš parlamentā bija ieradies iepazīšanās vizītē.  Sarunā Saeimas priekšsēdētāja apliecināja Saeimas interesi stiprināt Latvijas […]

Surnames in Ireland

If you took all the Gaelic Surnames out of Ireland – what would be left? A lot of names! Today we’re looking at Viking, Norman, Galloglass and Planter (English and Scottish) names. Let’s take a few examples using one of our Readers – Patricia Clarke (thanks, Patricia J ). Patricia gave me six of her […]

Enterprise Ireland Seminar, Business Networking and Buyer Meetings “Expanding Your EU Exports – Winning New Business in Central Europe”

To mark the 10th anniversary of the EU’s 2004 Central European enlargement, Enterprise Ireland is hosting a special event to highlight the export opportunities for Irish companies in Central Europe (CE). The goal of which is to equip Irish companies with information and contacts to start and/or develop new business in Europe’s fastest growing region. […]

Launch of i-Cham Central Europe,Thursday, 3rd April 2014

The Irish Exporters Association is delighted to invite you to the launch of the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Central Europe (henceforth referred to as i-Cham CE).  About i-Cham CE  i-Cham CE is a new initiative which aims to bring the Irish business diasporas in Central Europe together through an integrated bi-lateral chamber umbrella. The […]



Ireland is an island on the north-western edge of Europe. It is 486 kilometres long and 275 kilometres wide. Ireland has 3,172 kilometres of coastline – the longest coastline per head of population in Europe. The Republic of Ireland occupies three-quarters of the island and its capital city is Dublin. Ireland, with its beautiful scenery, […]

Population and languages in Ireland

Population and languages in Ireland

Population 4.4 million, over 1.5 million live in Dublin. Ethnic Composition Official language The national language is Irish, or Gaelic. However, almost everyone speaks English as their main language and all business is conducted in English, unless you request it to be conduct through the Irish Gaelic language. However, you will see street and road […]

Government, cities and ports in Ireland

Government, cities and ports in Ireland

Government The Irish Government Ireland is a parliamentary democracy.  The Head of the Government is the Taoiseach. The Tánaiste is the Deputy Prime Minister. There are 15 Government Departments.  The Taoiseach and the Ministers collectively form the Governmentunder the Irish constitution, and they hold executive power. The Oireachtas The Parliament is called the Oireachtas. There are two Houses of Parliament: […]