Ireland's culture is primarily Gaelic in origin and largely consists of traditional Gaelic language, music, literature, sports and cuisine. The most well-known emblems of Ireland are the harp, the green Shamrock, and the Celtic cross. Ireland's beautiful, abundant countryside is what gave the country it’s nickname, “The Emerald Isle.”
Ireland is known to have one of the highest quality educations in Europe. Ireland remains 19th overall out of 50 countries in the higher education systems of 2018 Universitas21 Ranking. Its position this year is based on a score of 64.8% compared to the performance of top-ranked United States across four main headings of resources, environment, connectivity, and output. Every child in Ireland is entitled to free, state-run primary and post-primary education. While primary and post-primary education is free, there are several costs involved. The main ones are uniforms and books.
Ireland’s healthcare system is a comprehensive system with a public health service financed by the government and an increasing private health care service. People who have not been resident in Ireland for one year or more must satisfy the HSE that it is their plan to remain in Ireland for a minimum of one year in order to be suitable for health services.
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