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#1
of 19 EU countries for international student satisfaction (www.StudyPortals.com, 2016 survey)
2,500
kilometres of unspoilt coastline on The Wild Atlantic Way
#1
Spike Island named the leading tourist attraction in Europe (World Travel Awards 2017)
52%

of 25-34-year olds have a third level qualification (OECD 2017)

10
of the Top 10 global pharma companies are based here (OECD)
96.9%
of Irish people say they have someone to rely on (EuroStat)
10th
most peaceful country globally (Global Peace Index 2017)
1st

Country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote

60 years
Irish peacekeepers have served continuously on UN peacekeeping missions
1
the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone.
70m
The estimated Irish diaspora
1st
Country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote (2015)