The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland, off the coast of England and Wales. Its capital, Dublin, is the birthplace of writers like Oscar Wilde, and home of Guinness beer.
The country is known to rank high in both livability and safety. It ranked second only to Norway in the world for quality of life on the UNs latest Human Development Index and #2 overall in the Better Life Index.
Ireland performs well in many dimensions of well-being relative to other countries in the Better Life Index. Ireland outperforms the average in jobs, education, health, social connections, safety and life satisfaction and is one of the best places to live in Europe.
The country also is known second only to Norway according the to United Nation’s Human Development Index 2020 which ranks the populations education level as well as their standard of living.