The Island of Ireland
Ireland (/ˈaɪərlənd/ listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen); Ulster-Scots: Airlann [ˈɑːrlən]) is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland , which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2020, the population of the Republic of Ireland is 4.5 million, ranking it with Northern Ireland as the second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain. Just under 4.5 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just under 2 million live in Northern Ireland.
Photography – Greville Ed