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Quick Facts - Ireland

Capital: Dublin
Political system: Republic and Parliamentary democracy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 4 582 769 (2012)     
Population density: 65.4 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Irish and English
Non-nationals of total population: 8.1 % (2011)

Funding (2009)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.40 %     
Government expenditure on culture: N/A
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 42.61 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: N/A

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.47 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 31.90 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 17.57 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 82 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 101 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 516 USD (148 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 3.7 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 79.2 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 5/5/1955  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Not signed
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 22/12/2006

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