History of Ireland
European Union Assingment
Ireland's Political Information
Ireland joined the EU on January 1st, 1973. Because they were not a part of this organization initially, in 1958, they are not founders of the EU.
Ireland has a Parliamentary Democracy as their government. This means that that the party with the best representation runs the government.
Ireland currently uses euros, but before, they used irish pounds. As you can see, it says EIRE on the pound. EIRE means Ireland in Gaelic.
This is a photo of the inside of Kilmainham Gaol, an old, out of work prison. It was made in 1796 but closed in 1924