An island State in the east Atlantic, Ireland’s only land border is with the United Kingdom constituent country Northern Ireland. A presidential parliamentary democracy since 1937, the president is largely ceremonial head of state, while the Taoiseach, usually put forward by the party with the most votes, leads the government. While Ireland’s human rights record is generally good, long standing issues around reproductive rights, detention of children and the revelations of widespread historical abuses against women and children by church institutions have not been adequately addressed.

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