It is a sovereign state in Europe that occupies about five sixths of the island namesake. It is a constitutional republic governed as aparliamentary democracy with an elected president serving as head of state. Considered a developed country, Ireland has the seventh highest Human Development Index (HDI) in the world, in addition to great tratings on indices that measure the degree of democracy and freedoms as the press, economic and political. In the European Union (EU), Ireland is also a member of the Council of Europe, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and United Nations (UN).
Since the 1980s, the Irish economy is no longer predominantly agricultural and has become a modern economy focused on high technology industries and services. The currency used in Ireland is the Euro
The Irish are very interested in the traditional Irish music, but also to the music of the twentieth century, played by Christy Moore, Pat Ingolsbhy,Shane MacG owan and Sinead O'Connor. Also noteworthy is the rock band U2, The Cranberries, Villagers, The Corrs, Bob Geldof, GaryMoore, Thin Lizzy, H orslips, Rory Gallagher, Westlife, Chris de Burgh,Van Morrison, Damien Rice eNiall Hora n of One Direction.
Examples of some typical dishes of the Irish are the Irish stew, and also the bacon with cabbage (boiled together). The Boxty is atraditional plate that is made of a pastel potato. In Dublin's very popular to coddle, which is made with cooked pork sausage. Ireland is famous for its Irish breakfast, which is mainly served with pork and may includefries.
Football is one of the most popular sports, with the largest number of adherents throughout Ireland and has its own national championship, the Irish Football League. Other high-profile sports in the country areGaelic football, hurling and Camogie, which are part of the GaelicAthletic Association. Rugby is also one of the favorite sports in which their national team has managed to excel in prestigious tournaments such as the Six Nations
In Ireland it is a crime, drinking among the public, then it is common for them to go to a kind of "market" where there's only drinks, but not be consumed within these markets. Other customs are the Irish usually go out drinking, This is out of their homes in order to drink, and if there is no company they will anyway. On festive occasions is very common for them to dress in costumes,"which were used in ancient times."