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Ireland's Flags - 26 Counties became the Irish Free
State in 1922, and the 6 north-eastern Counties,
Northern Ireland remained part of Britain. No laws
were passed requiring a passport for travel across the
new border, this is referred to by both governments as
"The Common Travel Area". British and Irish
citizens may live and work freely in each other's
countries. This is possible because the nationality laws
of the two countries do not consider citizens of the
other country to be 'Aliens'. Citizens of Ireland and
the UK may vote in general elections of either or both
countries. The Border is not officially marked.
Gaelic is the Celtic branch of the Indo-European
family of languages. About one person in five in Ireland can speak
Irish today, but only one in 20 use it daily. In Scotland
approximately 80,000 people speak Gaelic.
Saint Patrick (about 389-461) is the patron saint of
Ireland. Patrick was born in Britain.
Ireland, together with Britain, joined
the European Economic Community in 1973.
population of the island as a whole is just under 6 million(2006),
4.20 million live in the Irish Republic and 1.7 million
live in Northern Ireland.
a parliamentary democracy. The National Parliament
(Oireachtas) consists of the President and two Houses:
Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives) and Seanad
Éireann (the Senate) Northern Ireland
has a parliamentary monarchy and an electoral democracy.
The voting age is 18 in both parts of Ireland.