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Why Ireland

Take Advantage of Ireland

Ireland is one of the world’s finest destinations to conduct your business. This small but beautiful island nestling on the north-west continental shelf of Europe boasts of a cultural heritage that pre-dates history itself.

Ireland has some of the best conference and events venues in the world, among the best golf links courses in the world. It is also the warm and friendly humour of the Irish themselves; together with their unique Gaelic culture that makes this small island a special place to visit.

Take advantage of the abundance of meeting space, from 4- and 5-star hotels to purpose-built conference centres, world class cuisine, golf courses, spa resorts, shopping, and all kinds of activities in this superb business tourism destination.

Take Advantage of the Facts

Area:70,280 sq km, 127th largest country in the world
Population:4,239,848 (Republic of Ireland, 2006)
Government:Parliamentary democracy: Dáil Éireann lower house,
Seanad Éireann upper house
Written Constitution, Bunrach Na hÉireann
Member of the European Union
Capital:Dublin or Baile Átha Cliath in Gaelic
Currency:Euro (€)
Motoring:Drive on the left as in UK and Australia
Electrical Mains:Standard 220-240 volts 50Hz 13 amp three pronged square pin
3 phase 16, 32, 64, 125amp C-form five pin
TV Standard:PAL 625 line (although HD is available via some digital providers)
Smoking:Banned in all buildings except in designated hotel rooms
Pub/Bar times:Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 23.30
Fri-Sat 10.00 to 00.30 (also Bank Holiday Sundays)
Sun 10.00 to 23.00
Many city bars and clubs have extensions to 03.00 or later
Extensions can be easily obtained for private functions
Emergencies:Dial 999 or 112 on any telephone for An Gárda Siochána (police), ambulance, fire fighting services and marine rescue


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