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

Abbreviation Meaning
ASNI Adoption Support Network of Ireland
ACNI Age Concern Northern Ireland
ACNI Arts Council of Northern Ireland
ALCS Association for Low Countries Studies in Great Britain and Ireland
ACPGBI Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
AOTI Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland
ARFLI Australian Rules Football League of Ireland
BHD Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – Belfast Harbor
CDRNI Campaign for Democratic Rights in Northern Ireland
CANI Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
CEIL Castolin Eutectic Ireland Ltd.
CGI Catholic Guides of Ireland
CTYI Centre for Talented Youth Ireland
CTBI Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
CRENI Commission for Racial Equality for Northern Ireland
COLICO Committee on Library Co-Operation in Ireland
CRMI Communist Revolutionary Movement of Ireland
CENI Community Evaluation Northern Ireland
CESI Computer Education Society of Ireland
CBAI Contract Bridge Association of Ireland
TIP County Tipperary, Ireland
DANI Deaf Association Northern Ireland
DDCI Debt and Development Coalition Ireland
DARDNI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland
DANI Department of Agriculture Northern Ireland
DOE-NI Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland
DSCI Dilapidation Survey Company of Ireland Ltd.
DVLNI Driver & Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland
EIDWS Dublin, Ireland
ETISC East Timor-Ireland Solidarity Campaign
EMIR Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland
EFISGA England France Ireland Scotland Germany and Aboriginal Lands
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
FLAI Fellowship of the Library Association of Ireland
FAVA Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
FSA Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland
FREEDOM Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland
FSNI Funeral Services Northern Ireland
GSNI Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
GWOCNI Gold Wing Owners Club of Northern Ireland
GLOI Grand Lodge of Ireland
GIIPS Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain
HPAI Hospital Pharmacists Association, Ireland
IDLA IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (Dublin, Ireland)
ICLRI Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland
IHAI Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland
IATI Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland
ICAI Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
IGI Institute of Geologists of Ireland
IITI Institute of International Trade of Ireland
IOL Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland
IACH Ireland Army Community Hospital
ICUF Ireland Canada University Foundation
IOL Ireland On Line
IPBA Ireland Poland Business 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
KCCI Korean Catholic Church in Ireland
LRCI Land Rover Club of Ireland
LTAI Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland
MRNI Market Research 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
MVCI Military Vehicle Club of Ireland
MPAI Music Publishers Association of Ireland
NBSI National Bible Society of Ireland
NSCAI National Soccer Coaches Association of Ireland
NIKA North of Ireland Karting Association
NICKEL 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
NICCI Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
NICPMDE Northern Ireland Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
NICCEA Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment
NIEC Northern Ireland Economic Council
NIERC Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre
NIEA Northern Ireland Environment Agency
NIEC Northern Ireland Events Company
NIFTA Northern Ireland Field Target 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
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
NIOSC Northern Ireland Open Source Community
NIPRA Northern Ireland Paranormal Research Association
NIPBHA Northern Ireland Poultry Breeders and Hatcheries Association
NIPHL Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory
NIR Northern Ireland Railways
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
NISF Northern Ireland Sports Forum
NISTR Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register
NITSA Northern Ireland Target Sports Association
NITAP Northern Ireland Tenants Action Project
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
PSNI Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
PSNI Police Service of Northern Ireland
PIIGS Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain
PFAI Professional Footballers Association of Ireland
PROI Public Record Office of Ireland
RCNI Rape Crisis Network Ireland
RISPA Republic of Ireland Scrabble Player’s Association
RIBI Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland
RAMI Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
RHSI Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
RSAI Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
SNIW Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales
SNONI Senior Naval Officer Northern Ireland
SJAI Show Jumping Association of Ireland
SGNI Society of Genealogists Northern Ireland
SIAI Society of Investment Analysts in Ireland
SONI System Operator for Northern Ireland Ltd
TFAI Table Football Association of Ireland
TCDI Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
UKISA United Kingdom Ireland and Southern Africa
USFI Unmarried and Separated Fathers of Ireland
USIT USIT Ireland Ltd.
WSNI Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland
WCRI West Coast Radio Ireland
WSAI Williams Syndrome Association of Ireland
YFI Yoga Federation of 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.