[[File:Flag of Ireland.svg|right|thumb|300x300px|The flag of Ireland, also known as the ''Irish tricolour''.]]
'''Ireland''', officially known as the '''Republic of Ireland''', is a sovereign country located in the west of [[Europe]] with a border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the [[United Kingdom]]. Ireland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel to the south east and the Irish Sea to the east. Ireland gained independence from the United Kingdom on December 6, [] and its first constitution on December 29, []. The capital of Ireland is [[:wp:Dublin|Dublin]].
==References to Ireland==
*[[Derrick McReary|Derrick]], [[Francis McReary|Francis]], [[Gerald McReary|Gerald]], [[Kate McReary|Kate]] and [[Patrick McReary]] are all of Irish descent.
*[[Aiden O'Malley]] and [[Bucky Sligo]] are known to have connections to criminals in Ireland, with O'Malley having spent most of his adult life in Ireland.
*Derrick McReary had just returned to [[United States of America|America]] from Ireland during the events of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
*Bucky Sligo's surname is also a reference to a [[:wp:Sligo|town]] and [[County Sligo|county]] of the same name.