Ireland (Irish: Éire) is the third-largest island in Europe. The island of Ireland lies in the Atlantic Ocean and it is composed of the Republic of Ireland , which covers five sixths of the island (south, east, west and north-west), and Northern Ireland; part of the United Kingdom , which covers the north-eastern sixth of the island.
The capital of the Republic of Ireland is Dublin .
Ireland is in the Western European Time Zone (WET) .
Western European Standard Time is the same time as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) .
Like most countries in Europe, Summer (Daylight Saving) Time is observed in Ireland.
Irish Summer Time (IST) is one hour ahead of GMT ( GMT+1
After the summer months the time in Ireland is shifted back by 1 hour to Western European Time