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|Population (In Millions)||4.58|
|Human Development Index||7/169|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank)||217.27|
|Global Peace Index||11/153|
|Happy Planet Index||78/143|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||- /86|
|Environmental Performance Index||44/163|
|Child Mortality Rate||3.2|
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President: Mary McAleese (1997)
Taoiseach (Prime Minister): Enda Kenny (2011)
Land area: 26,598 sq mi (68,889 sq km); total area: 27,135 sq mi (70,280 sq km)
Population (2009 est.): 4,203,200 (growth rate: 1.1%); birth rate: 14.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 5.0/1000; life expectancy: 78.2; density per sq km: 60
Capital (2003 est.): Dublin, 1,018,500
Other large cities: Cork, 193,400; Limerick, 84,900; Galway, 67,200
Monetary unit: Euro (formerly Irish pound [punt])
Main Progress Initiatives
The report Measuring Ireland's Progress, (current version, Measuring Ireland's Progress 2010) published annually by the Central Statistics Office Ireland, shows the progress made in Ireland in important economic, social and environmental areas. As well as showing developments over time, the report benchmarks the situation in Ireland against the other EU Member States around a series of indicators (108) covering social domains, the economy, innovation and the environment.
FEASTA aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural, environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of measures required for this purpose.
The Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs reports since 2006 every second year on the State of the Nation's Children. More than 40 indicators were adopted through a process including a study on children's individual perception of well-being and large consultation. In the new reports data gaps are closed and some additional indicators may be added.
Happiness in Ireland
This is an overview of findings on Happiness in Ireland.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on Ireland . This report is ordered by type of happiness questions and within these types by year. This ordering is to facilitate the assessment of progress, comparison over time being most fruitful using the same questions.
The report presents means and standard deviations, both on the original scale range and transformed to a common range 0-10. The means inform about the level of happiness in the country and the standard deviations about inequality of happiness.
Links provide more detail about the precise text of the question, the full distribution of responses and technical details of the survey. The report is continuously updated.
Le rapport « Mesurer les progrès de l’Irelande » publié par le CSO aujourd’ hui, représente les progrès réalisés en Irlande dans d’ importants domaines économiques, sociétaux, et environnementaux . Tout en représentant les réalisations au fil du temps, le rapport évalue la situation en Irlande, comparé à d’autres états membres de l’UE.
Progress Papers and Publications
- Benchmarking the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness, 2002, National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Ireland.
- National Progress Indicators for Sustainable Economic, Social and Environmental Development, 2002, National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Ireland
Child Well-being Papers and Publications
- Office of the Minister of Children, Measuring Child Well-Being: All papers related to the development of a national set of child well-being indicators; Executive Summary, 2005
- The Measurement of Child Costs: Evidence from Ireland, 2009, O. Bargain, O. Donni and M. Gbakou, IZA DP No. 4672