FC: Ireland | Erin Go Bragh "Ireland Forever"
1: The type of gov. is a republic, parliamentary democracy Important documents consist of their constitution Divided into 29 counties and 5 cities | There is a president of the country basically however the title is prime minister and the current one's name is Mary Mcaleese . The branches of gov. are that of the U.S. the senate consisting of 60, the house made up of 166, their pres., and last their supreme court made of 5 people 49 of the senate are elected universities and 11 chosen by prime minister and the supreme court is appointed by the pres. and cabinet. | The government is set up the same way as the U.S however how some of these positions are appointed in a slightly different way
2: The country of Ireland is based on a trade dependent economy. Their currency in the form of Euros Exchange Rate: 07338% GDP : $ 229.4 billion Most popular occupations are focused on Services Unemployment rate is currently 12% Major Agricultural Products: Turnips, Barley, Potatoes, Sugar Beets, Wheat, Beef, and Dairy Products
3: Imports&Exports Exports: 107.3 billion Imports: 64.9 billion machinery, food products, brewing, textiles, clothing chemicals, computers, petroleum products, software, rail transportation | Industries Mining processing, food products, brewing, textiles, clothing, chemicals, pharmacy products, machinery, rail transportation equip., glass&crystal
4: Political Parties Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Green Party, Labor Party, Sinn Fein, Socialist Party, Worker's Party Important Dates: Dec. 6, 1921 Independence from U.K July 1, 1937 Constitution Adopted | Location: Western Europe West of Great Britain Suffrage: 18 yrs.
5: St. Patrick's Day Originated in Ireland and is the Roman Catholic Feast day that honors St. Patrick (387-461 A.D) the patron saint of Ireland. March 17th is the date of this holiday and is widely celebrated throughout the world because of the vast number of Irish Culture