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The western European island state of Ireland (Eire), with its capital Dublin, covers 70,273 km² and comprises around five-sixths of the island of the same name as well as a number of smaller islands. The independent republic is not part of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". However, Northern Ireland in the north of the island does belong to it.

The most popular alcoholic drink in Ireland is beer, followed by wine and spirits such as whisky (here whiskey). Per capita alcohol consumption is relatively high. In 2023, the government decided to introduce mandatory warnings on the labels of alcoholic beverages. The climate is humid and unstable and therefore not particularly suitable for growing grapes. This is why mostly fruit wines are produced. Grapes are also grown to a limited extent. The first attempts were allegedly made by monasteries on the "Emerald Isle" as early as the 5th century.

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