Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Simon Coveney: Is Ireland an emerging Celtic Tiger of diplomacy? | Talk to Al Jazeera” – below is their description.
Ireland is one of Europe’s economic success stories, ranking amongst the world’s wealthiest countries.
Now, the Irish government is looking to play a more prominent diplomatic role on the world stage. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney even travelled to Tehran recently to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, aiming to make Ireland a mediator between the parties involved in the disputed nuclear deal.
Will he succeed at what seems one of the world’s most pressing diplomatic challenges? And what is the Irish perspective on other international affairs, from Brexit to the COVID-19 pandemic? Simon Coveney talks to Al Jazeera.
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Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel.
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.