[n] a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
capital of Ireland, Common Market, Cork, Dublin, EC, EEC, Emerald Isle, EU, Europe, European Community, European country, European Economic Community, European nation, European Union, Galway, Hibernia, Irish capital, Limerick, Tara, Waterford
\Eire\, n. Air. [Obs.] --Chaucer.