Although predominantly Roman Catholic, Ireland today is a multi-cultural society where all religions are embraced and respected as playing vital roles in the societal make-up of the country.
Is Ireland mostly Protestant or Catholic?
Religion. Ireland has two main religious groups. The majority of Irish are Roman Catholic, and a smaller number are Protestant (mostly Anglicans and Presbyterians).
What race is the Irish?
Irish is an ethnicity and nationality. National Irish people are born in either Éire (Republic of Ireland) or Northern Ireland, United Kingdom or acquire citizenship at a later date. Ethnic Irish come mostly from America, the Isle of Ireland and the UK.
Does Ireland have an official religion?
In Ireland, there is no official state religion, and the Irish Constitution guarantees the individual’s freedom to profess and practise a religion. Nonetheless, the Catholic Church and the Irish state have a longstanding historical, cultural and political connection.
Why is Ireland Not in the UK?
When Ireland declared itself a republic in 1949, thus making it impossible to remain in the British Commonwealth, the UK government legislated that even though the Republic of Ireland was no longer a British dominion, it would not be treated as a foreign country for the purposes of British law.