Ireland is an island in northwest Europe in the north Atlantic Ocean whose main geographical features include low central plains surrounded by a ring of coastal mountains.
Most visits to Ireland are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
Officially name: The Republic of Ireland
Largest city: Dublin
Official language: Irish, English
Government: Constitutional republic, Parliamentary democracy