Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. An I.T. & Pharmaceutical powerhouse for EMEA, the Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate; milder winter than expected for such a northerly area& cooler summers than those in Continental Europe.
The country has developed a very high standard of living and ranks amongst the top ten ranked nations in the H.D.I. Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, especially in the fields of literature. Alongside mainstream Western culture, a strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language.
Ireland has become the new favourite to study abroad. Education, science and research play a central role here with centuries strong tradition of excellence. Irish universities are recognized internationally; Trinity College, Dublin, University College, D.I.T & many more leading the way in world rankings. These universities beat many mainland European Universities in quality & delivery of education.
Population: Approx.65.7 lacs ( 6.57mn)
Area: 84,421 km2
Life Expectancy: 81.1 Years
GDP per Capita: $ 43,798 (Nominal)
Literacy Percent: 99%
Other Important Cities: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Dundalk
The main intakes offered by Universities/Institutions is September. Some Universities/Intuitions may also have intakes in Jan/Feb.