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Research Article: Ireland

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 9 pages of information about Ireland.
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Ireland

POPULATION 3,883,159
ROMAN CATHOLIC 90 percent
ANGLICAN (CHURCH OF IRELAND) 2.7 percent
PRESBYTERIAN 0.75 percent
METHODIST 0.13 percent
JEWISH, MUSLIM, AND OTHER 6.42 percent

Ireland

Country Overview

Introduction

The Republic of Ireland, located off the northwestern coast of Europe, occupies the second largest and westernmost island of the British Isles. Shaped like a bowl, it has a low central plain ringed by limestone mountains. The republic controls all but the northeastern corner of the island, which is occupied by Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. The Irish Sea separates the island from the United Kingdom to the east.

Officially known as Eire, the Republic of Ireland attained complete independence from the United Kingdom in 1949. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic. Most Protestants on the island, who are predominantly Presbyterian or Church of Ireland Anglicans, live in Northern Ireland. Religion is a powerful force in Ireland, and the split between Catholicism and...

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