Ireland Abbreviations

IE is the abbreviation for Ireland, the 20th largest country in the world. Ireland is a country located in Europe, bordering United Kingdom. Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Top 10 biggest cities are Dublin (population: 1,024,016), Cork (population: 190,373), Dún Laoghaire (population: 185,389), Limerick (population: 90,043), Galway (population: 70,675), Tallaght (population: 64,271), Waterford (population: 47,893), Swords (population: 36,913), Drogheda (population: 33,430), and Dundalk (population: 33,417).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Dublin
  • Language: English
  • Area: 84,421 km2
  • Population: 6,572,717
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time zone: UTC+0
  • Calling code: 353
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: IE
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: IRL
  • Internet TLD: .ie
  • State Government Website:

Map of Ireland

List of Ireland Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Ireland are IE which stands for Ireland and EUR which means Euro (Ireland currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Ireland, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

IE: Ireland

Acronym Meaning
ASNI Adoption Support Network of Ireland
ASAI Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland
EIN Aer Lingus Limited, Ireland
ACNI Age Concern Northern Ireland
ARINI Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland
APNI Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
AIL All-Ireland League
ASI Alzheimer Society of Ireland
ATI Anaesthetists in Training in Ireland
ASGBI Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
AAI Architectural Association of Ireland
ACNI Arts Council of Northern Ireland
ALCS Association for Low Countries Studies in Great Britain and Ireland
AAGBI Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
ACPGBI Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
ACEI Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland
ALCI Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland
ANIC Association of Northern Ireland Colleges
AOTI Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland
APDI Association of Professional Dancers in Ireland
APGI Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland
ASTI Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland
ASGBI Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
ARFLI Australian Rules Football League of Ireland
AAI Automobile Association Ireland
BUI Badminton Union of Ireland
BOI Bank Of Ireland
BIAM Bank of Ireland Asset Management
BISEXUAL Basketball Ireland
BI Basketball Ireland
BHD Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – Belfast Harbor
BFS Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – Belfast International
BLI Bowling League of Ireland
BMI Bullion Merchants Ireland
CDRI Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland
CDRNI Campaign for Democratic Rights in Northern Ireland
CANI Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
CEIL Castolin Eutectic Ireland Ltd.
CGI Catholic Guides of Ireland
CN Cavan, Ireland
CBI Central Bank of Ireland
CTYI Centre for Talented Youth Ireland
CCI Chambers of Commerce of Ireland
CFI Cheerleading Federation of Ireland
CHI Children in Hospital Ireland
COI Church Of Ireland
CICE Church of Ireland College of Education
CIMS Church of Ireland Mens’ Society
CTBI Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
CLRI Club Land Rover Ireland
CRENI Commission for Racial Equality for Northern Ireland
COLICO Committee on Library Co-Operation in Ireland
CRMI Communist Revolutionary Movement of Ireland
C4I Community Climate Change Consortium for Ireland
CENI Community Evaluation Northern Ireland
CFNI Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
CESI Computer Education Society of Ireland
CORI Conference of Religious of Ireland
CRI Conference of University Rectors in Ireland
NOC Connaught, Ireland – Knock
CAI Consumer Association of Ireland
CBAI Contract Bridge Association of Ireland
ORK Cork, Ireland – Cork
CHAIR Coronary Heart Attack Ireland Register
CCBI Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland
TIP County Tipperary, Ireland
WEXS County Wexford, Ireland
WEX County Wexford, Ireland
CCOI Crafts Council of Ireland
CNI Culture Northern Ireland
DANI Deaf Association Northern Ireland
DDCI Debt and Development Coalition Ireland
DDII Decare Dental Insurance Ireland, Ltd.
DARDNI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland
DANI Department of Agriculture Northern Ireland
DENI Department of Education Northern Ireland
DOE-NI Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland
DCI Development Cooperation Ireland
DCI Development Corporation Ireland
DRI Digital Rights Ireland
DSCI Dilapidation Survey Company of Ireland Ltd.
DVLNI Driver & Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland
EIDWS Dublin, Ireland
DUB Dublin, Ireland – Dublin
ETISC East Timor-Ireland Solidarity Campaign
EMIR Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland
EMIR Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland
EFISGA England France Ireland Scotland Germany and Aboriginal Lands
EUI Euroclear UK Ireland
ELCI European Language Centre of Ireland
ECONI Evangelical Contribution on Northern Ireland
FHOI Family Homes of Ireland
FTAI Family Therapy Association of Ireland
FKQCPI Fellow of King and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland
FRCPI Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
FRCSI Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
FSAI Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland
FLAI Fellowship of the Library Association of Ireland
FAVA Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
FAOR Firelands Association of Realtors
FSAI Food Safety Authority of Ireland
FAI Football Association of Ireland
FSA Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland
FREEDOM Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland
FBI France Britain Ireland
FPI French Property Ireland
FSNI Funeral Services Northern Ireland
GWY Galway, Ireland – Carnmore
GSI Geological Survey of Ireland
GSNI Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
GAI Geophysical Association of Ireland
GBNI Girls’ Brigade Northern Ireland
GWOCNI Gold Wing Owners Club of Northern Ireland
GUI Golfing Union of Ireland
GOI Government of Ireland
GCI Graduate Careers Ireland
GLOI Grand Lodge of Ireland
GBI Great Britain and Ireland
GBNI Great Britain and Northern Ireland
NIMH Great Britain Northern Ireland Machine
GNRI Great Northern Railway Ireland
GIIPS Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain
HRI Horse Racing Ireland
HPAI Hospital Pharmacists Association, Ireland
HANI Hospitality Association of Northern Ireland
HARI Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland
IDLA IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (Dublin, Ireland)
ICLRI Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland
IHH Independent Holiday Hostels in Ireland
IHAI Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland
IATI Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland
IBI Institute of Biology Ireland
ICAI Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
ICI Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
IGI Institute of Geologists of Ireland
IITI Institute of International Trade of Ireland
IOPI Institute of Physics in Ireland
IEI Institution of Engineers of Ireland
IOL Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland
IDAI Interior Design Academy of Ireland
IDFI International Dance Festival Ireland
IDI International Development Ireland
IRL Ireland
IRE Ireland
IE Ireland
EI Ireland
IACH Ireland Army Community Hospital
IBL Ireland Blyth Limited
ICBA Ireland Canada Business Association
ICUF Ireland Canada University Foundation
ICC Ireland Cancer Center
IDT Ireland Daylight Time
IFOC Ireland Fund of Canada
IGP Ireland Genealogy Project
INP Ireland Newfoundland Partnership
IOL Ireland On Line
IPSC Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
IPBA Ireland Poland Business Association
IGW IrelandGenWeb
IPBC Ireland-Pakistan Business Council
IMGS Irish Mapping and GIS Solutions (Ireland)
ICCI Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland
IFI Islamic Foundation of Ireland
JIEAS Japan-Ireland Economic Association
JRSAI Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
JSBNI Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland
JJCNI Juvenile Justice Centre for Northern Ireland
KIR Kerry County, Ireland – Kerry County
KCCI Korean Catholic Church in Ireland
LRCI Land Rover Club of Ireland
LOI League of Ireland
LSD Librae Solidi Denarii UK & Ireland
LPI Little People of Ireland
LMCNI Livestock and Meat Council for Northern Ireland
LTAI Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland
MII Maritime Institute of Ireland
MRNI Market Research Northern Ireland
MII Marketing Institute of Ireland
MNI Mediation Northern Ireland
MRII Medical Representatives Institute of Ireland
MPSI Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
MRCPI Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
MRCI Migrant Rights Centre Ireland
MVCI Military Vehicle Club of Ireland
MRSI Modern Railway Society of Ireland
MIBI Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland
MCI Mountaineering Council of Ireland
MPAI Music Publishers Association of Ireland
NAOMI National Association of the Ovulation Method of Ireland
NBSI National Bible Society of Ireland
NCBI National Council for the Blind of Ireland
NCII National Counselling Institute of Ireland
NECI National Electrical Contractors Ireland
NGI National Gallery of Ireland
NLI National Library of Ireland National Library of Ireland
NMCI National Maritime College of Ireland
NMAI National Microlight Association of Ireland
NSCAI National Soccer Coaches Association of Ireland
NSAI National Standards Authority of Ireland
NUI National University of Ireland
NUIG National University of Ireland, Galway
NUIM National University of Ireland, Maynooth
NIP New Ireland Province
NANI Nigeria Association Network Ireland
NAI Nigerian Association Ireland
NIKA North of Ireland Karting Association
NICKEL Northern Ireland
NI Northern Ireland
BT Northern Ireland
NIACC Northern Ireland African Cultural Centre
NIAS Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
NIAS Northern Ireland Archery Society
NIAMH Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
NIACC Northern Ireland Association of Chefs and Cooks
NIBRAC Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee
NIBEP Northern Ireland Business Education Partnership
NICR Northern Ireland Cancer Registry
NICAM Northern Ireland Centre for Advanced Materials
NICCI Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
NICS Northern Ireland Civil Service
NICPMDE Northern Ireland Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
NICCEA Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment
NIDA Northern Ireland Dairy Association
NIDA Northern Ireland Development Agency
NIEC Northern Ireland Economic Council
NIERC Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre
NIE Northern Ireland Electricity
NIES Northern Ireland Electricity Service
NIEA Northern Ireland Environment Agency
NIEHS Northern Ireland Environment and Heritage Service
NIEC Northern Ireland Events Company
NIFTA Northern Ireland Field Target Association
NIFC Northern Ireland Film Commission
NIFA Northern Ireland Football Association
NIFG Northern Ireland Fungus Group
NIGC Northern Ireland Goat Club
NIGAG Northern Ireland Government Affairs Group
NIGC Northern Ireland Growth Challenge
NIHAS Northern Ireland Health and Activity Survey
NIHR Northern Ireland Hospital Radio
NIHE Northern Ireland Housing Executive
NIHRC Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
NILP Northern Ireland Labour Party
NILSC Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission
NILGA Northern Ireland Local Government Association
NIMSC Northern Ireland Medical Students Committee
NIMF Northern Ireland Memorial Fund
NINE Northern Ireland Network for Education
NIO Northern Ireland Office
NIOSC Northern Ireland Open Source Community
NIPS Northern Ireland Pain Society
NIPRA Northern Ireland Paranormal Research Association
NIPBHA Northern Ireland Poultry Breeders and Hatcheries Association
NIPS Northern Ireland Prison Service
NIPHL Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory
NIPR Northern Ireland Publications Resource
NIR Northern Ireland Railways
NIRO Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation
NIRTB Northern Ireland Road Transport Board
NIRDP Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme
NISTRO Northern Ireland Science & Technology Regional Organisation
NISAS Northern Ireland Social Attitudes Survey
NISCC Northern Ireland Social Care Council
NISF Northern Ireland Sports Forum
NISTR Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register
NISC Northern Ireland Supporters Club
NITSA Northern Ireland Target Sports Association
NITAP Northern Ireland Tenants Action Project
NITB Northern Ireland Tourist Board
NITHC Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
NIW Northern Ireland Water
NIWC Northern Ireland Water Council
NIWC Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition
OYTI Ocean Youth Trust Ireland
PRAI Paranormal Research Association of Ireland
PSI Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
PSNI Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
PANI Police Authority for Northern Ireland
PSNI Police Service of Northern Ireland
PSAI Political Studies Association of Ireland
PIGS Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain
PIIGS Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain
PCI Presbyterian Church in Ireland
PPAI Press Photographers Association of Ireland
PFAI Professional Footballers Association of Ireland
PNA Psychiatric Nursing Association of Ireland
PSI Psychological Society of Ireland
PROI Public Record Office of Ireland
RCNI Rape Crisis Network Ireland
RECI Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland
ROI Republic Of Ireland
IRL Republic Of Ireland
RISPA Republic of Ireland Scrabble Player’s Association
RITA Republic of Ireland Taekwon-Do Association
RIBI Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland
RAMI Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
RCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
RHSI Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
RSAI Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
RYR Ryanair Ireland
SFI Science Foundation Ireland
SNIW Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales
SUBI Scripture Union Britain and Ireland
SNONI Senior Naval Officer Northern Ireland
SNN Shannon, Ireland – Shannon
SJAI Show Jumping Association of Ireland
SXL Sligo, Ireland – Collooney
SPI Socialist Party of Ireland
SGNI Society of Genealogists Northern Ireland
SIAI Society of Investment Analysts in Ireland
SSSI Soil Science Society of Ireland
SNI Sport Northern Ireland
SINI Sports Institute Northern Ireland
SONI System Operator for Northern Ireland Ltd
TFAI Table Football Association of Ireland
MAA The Manufacturers’ Agents’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland Incorporated
TENI Transgender Equality Network Ireland
TLI Transmission Links Ireland Ltd
TCDI Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
USI Union of Students in Ireland
UKI United Kingdom & Ireland
UKISA United Kingdom Ireland and Southern Africa
USFI Unmarried and Separated Fathers of Ireland
USIT USIT Ireland Ltd.
VSI Vegetarian Society of Ireland
VFI Vintners Federation of Ireland
VEI Virgin Express Ireland
VAI Volleyball Association of Ireland
WSNI Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland
WCSI Water Colour Society of Ireland
WAT Waterford, Ireland
WCRI West Coast Radio Ireland
WDAI Western Dance Association of Ireland
WGII William Glasser Institute Ireland
WSAI Williams Syndrome Association of Ireland
WOI Woodlands of Ireland
WUI Workers Union of Ireland
YFI Yoga Federation of Ireland
YTI Yoga Therapy Ireland
ZIIL Zurich Insurance Ireland Limited


The Republic of Ireland makes up the majority of the island of Ireland. The island consists of a wide lowland area in the middle surrounded by several mountain areas. The lowlands consist of marshes, lush plains and meadows. South of the country lies Macgillicuddy’s Reeks, the country’s highest mountain range. The climate of the Republic of Ireland is characterized by the warm Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, which provides much rainfall year-round. Ireland does not get very hot in summer or very cold in winter.

The biggest environmental problems are pollution of the lakes and wetlands inland. Drainage from agriculture and fertilizers is the cause of the biggest problems.


People have lived in Ireland since before 7000 BC However, the oldest cities in Ireland were founded by Norwegian and Danish Vikings around 800 AD. Ireland remained Norwegian until King Henry II of England took control of the island around 1050. From 1801 the country remained in union with the United Kingdom, but right up to independence there was a tense relationship between the two islands, often also war and conflict. Between 1845 and 1849, Ireland experienced a major famine disaster, resulting in between 20 and 25 per cent of the population dying from starvation or fleeing the island.

From 1916 to 1921 there was an uprising in Ireland which eventually led to 26 counties gaining relative independence (they were allowed to form their own parliament but were still formally under British control), the 6 northernmost counties (Ulster) remained part of the UK. It was not until 1949 that the Republic of Ireland became completely independent from the United Kingdom. The division of the Irish island between the Republic of Ireland and Ulster which still belongs to the UK triggered a long conflict. On the one hand, separatists fought for Ulster to become part of the Republic of Ireland, on the other, loyalists fought for Ulster to remain part of the United Kingdom. This conflict lasted until 1994 when a ceasefire was entered into.

Society and politics

The Republic of Ireland is, as its name implies, a republic, where the president is elected for seven years at a time through free and democratic elections. The president can only be re-elected once. The Republic of Ireland is currently a member of the EU, but due to its military neutrality, the country is not a member of NATO.

Irish society is strongly influenced by religion. Religion is also one of the main reasons why the situation between the Republic of Ireland (Catholic) and the British-controlled enclave Northern Ireland (Anglican) is so tense. The Catholic Church has a great influence in the Republic of Ireland, and has influenced the country to be very conservative compared to the rest of the British Isles. Among other things, the country has long had some of the most stringent abortion laws in Europe, and LGBTI + rights have been weak. However, in 2015, same-sex marriage was allowed, and in 2018 it was decided that the law on abortion should be changed.

Economics and Commerce

Ireland’s history has been characterized by prolonged periods of great poverty and emigration, but since the 1970s economic development has mainly been good. In the 1990s, Ireland was called “the Celtic tiger” and had economic growth of 8 per cent – twice the EU average.

The financial crisis in 2008 hit Ireland very hard and the good years were replaced by high unemployment, free fall in property prices and negative economic development. The country was forced to raise major crisis loans by the EU and the Money Fund. However, after the crisis years, the economy has flourished again, unemployment has dropped significantly and today Ireland is among the most prosperous countries in the world. Very favorable taxes for large companies and companies have helped the country attract many companies from all over the world. This tax regime is today a very important part of Ireland’s economic policy.

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