Details: This poster shows a political map of Ireland. At the top it says Ireland .
Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the twentieth largest in the world. It lies to the northwest of Continental Europe. To the east of Ireland, separated by the Irish Sea, is the island of Great Britain. Politically, the Republic of Ireland (also known simply as Ireland) covers five sixths of the island, with Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, covering the remainder in the northeast.