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Ireland

Ireland is a stable democracy in which political rights and civil liberties are respected and defended. There is some limited societal discrimination, especially against the traditionally nomadic Irish Travellers. Corruption scandals have plagued the police force, and domestic violence remains a problem.

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Freedom in the World — Ireland Country Report

Ireland is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.