Irish Republic

Poblacht na HÉireann
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Irish Republic is a sovereign independent state. Its parliament exercises jurisdiction in 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland.


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  1. STATISTICAL INFORMATION.—The Central Statistics Office (The Castle, Dublin) was established in June, 1949, and is attached to the Department of the Taoiseach; Director:— R. C. Geary, D.Se.; Deputy Director, M. D. McCarthy, M.A., Ph.D.Google Scholar
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