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Unique Irish Terminology

Like many other countries, the Irish community has renamed the generic institutions of eRepublik to reflect the individual culture and community of Ireland.

eRepublik Terminology Irish Terminology Short Description
Government Oireachtas The government of Ireland which includes the Taoiseach, Ministries, and Dáil.
Country President Taoiseach The elected Head of State for Ireland.
Congress (of Ireland) Dáil (Éireann) Elected regional representatives who vote on and set forward proposals.

The Structure of the Government of Ireland consists of the various departments whose ministers serve in the Cabinet and advise the Taoiseach on the affairs of state. Ireland has had many departments of government, some of which are constant and some which are short lived. The naming conventions of the Irish departments have not been constant, resulting in a number of seemingly different departments that fulfill the same or similar functions.

DoT.pngAn Taoiseach

The chief executive of the Irish government, the Taoiseach is the only elected executive official in the Cabinet. The Taoiseach performs the duties as granted in-game, such as proposing changes to the new citizen message, proposing military protection pacts with other nations, declaring war and proposing peace, and imposing trade embargoes. Outside of game mechanics, the Taoiseach represents the continuity and legitimacy of the government of Ireland. As such, the Taoiseach is the commander in chief of the military and establishes the nation's foreign policy. The Taoiseach is also responsible for organizing all branches of government, including Dáil Éireann.

An Tanaiste

The deputy to the Taoiseach, the Tanaiste has often been primarily ceremonial or honorary position. The Tanaiste can fill in for the Taoiseach during absences, but does not assume the same powers. A Taoiseach does not have to appoint a Tanaiste, but most choose to do so. The Tanaiste often acts as a general advisor on government affairs.

DoFA.pngDepartment of Foreign Affairs

Originating in V1 as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, it quickly reverted to just Foreign Affairs in November 2008 during 5n4keyes's second administration. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is tasked with establishing and maintaining relations with every nation in the New World. At times, deputy and junior ministers have been appointed to assist the minister in his duties. Duties:

  • Establishing and improving foreign relations
  • Appointing and overseeing ambassadors
  • Working with foreign ambassadors to Ireland
  • Preventing war through diplomatic means
  • Drafting treaties, agreements, and accords as needed
  • Advising the Office of Immigration with an awareness of international politics

OI.pngOffice of Immigration

Serving under the Department of Foreign Affairs, at the discretion of the elected Taoiseach, is the Office of Immigration. They are tasked with screening potential immigrants to Ireland, and instructing congress on those who have been approved or rejected for citizenship. The Office of Immigration takes care of emigrates into eIreland and making sure that no Congress Representative/TD approves a nasty citizens into eIreland.

The modern office of immigration consists of three officials, each from a different top five political party. In order for a immigration candidate to be given official approval, they must get the consent of two out of three officials. Duties:

  • Screening potential immigrants to Ireland
  • Ensuring the security of Ireland's right to self government
  • Remaining vigilant against political take-overs from foreign national interests

DoD.pngDepartment of Defense

Always known as the Department of Defense, this department has proven to be one of the most prestigious postings in the Irish government and is one of the most important. Tasked with managing the operations of Irish Army, the minister is given a free hand in the organization and restructuring of the military. The duties of the office have changed over time, especially as of late with active participation in both true battles and War Games. At times, deputy and junior ministers are appointed to assist the minister with his duties. Duties:

  • Recruitment and training of new soldiers
  • Funding and providing weapons/moving tickets when necessary
  • Advising the president on military strategy
  • Formulating battle tactics and strategy

DoF.pngDepartment of Finance

Known since May as the Department of Finance and Industry, this department is responsible for regulating the Irish economy and overseeing the state-owned companies. The minister also serves as the head of Ireland's national bank, and uses it to regulate the flow of currency on the monetary market and set a standard exchange rate. The minister is assisted by deputy and junior ministers when needed. In recent years, investment and financing are an important part of the Minister's job. Duties:

  • Regulating currency and exchange rate
  • Provide funding to government departments and projects
  • Provide loans when approved
  • Publish budgetary reports regularly
  • Generating treasury income through investment and trading

DoE.pngDepartment of Education

The Department of Education is the modern amalgamation of not only its former incarnations, but the Departments of Information and New Citizens. This department is responsible for the education of both new and established citizens in game mechanics. The minister of education also once served as the head of the National University and was responsible for hiring professors and deciding curriculum. Duties:

  • Regulating general educational objectives
  • Educating new citizens about game mechanics
  • Publishing useful informative articles
  • Maintaining and updating wiki articles about Ireland
  • Publishing weekly Cabinet reports in the government newspaper
  • Monitoring and reporting on current events in Ireland
  • Greets New citizens that enter eIreland daily
  • Plans recruitment initiatives

DoC.pngDepartment of Community

Also known as The Irish Community, the department was created in June 2009 during Nithraldur's third administration. The purpose of the department is to work towards citizen retention through activities and programs directed at citizens of all ages. The minister runs the national lottery and seeks private and government funding for raffles, lotteries, and competitions. Deputy and junior ministers are appointed when needed. Duties:

  • Organizing and running competitions, lotteries, and raffles
  • Retaining citizens of Ireland
  • Seeking new citizens to the New World and from overseas
  • Fundraising for prizes and monetary awards
  • Conducting the government census
  • Gathering statistical information on the community
  • Ensuring the welfare of citizens

Former or Defunct Departments of Government

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Recruitment
  • Department of Wellness
  • Department of Interior Affairs
  • Department of Lulz
  • Department of Intelligence
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Industry
  • Department of Immigration
  • Department of New Citizens
  • Department of Information

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