According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Ireland is +353. This code is used when making phone calls to Ireland from other countries. It is also used for international text messages sent to and from Ireland. The area code of Ireland is divided into multiple regions, each with its own unique two-digit prefix. These prefixes are used in combination with the seven-digit local numbers to make a 10-digit phone number. For example, if you wanted to call someone in Dublin, the area code would be 1 followed by a seven-digit local number. Different cities may have different calling plans, so it’s important to check with your service provider before making an international call. In addition to providing access to landlines, the area code of Ireland can also be used for mobile phones. Mobile numbers start with a three-digit prefix followed by a six or seven-digit number, depending on the service provider; for example, if you wanted to call someone in Dublin on their mobile phone, the area code would be 353 followed by either a six or seven digit local number. It’s important to note that some mobile networks require an additional two or three digits after the initial three digits of the prefix; again, it’s best to check with your service provider before making any international calls or sending texts from abroad. To make an international call from within Ireland, dial 00 followed by the country code and then the full 10 digit phone number you wish to reach; for example, 001 6151234567 for a call to Nashville in Tennessee (country 1 and city 615). When calling within Ireland itself there is no need for an area or country code – simply dial the seven or eight digit local number without any preceding zeros or symbols. The politics of Ireland take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic. The President of Ireland is the head of state and is elected by popular vote for a seven-year term. The Prime Minister, known as the Taoiseach, is nominated by the lower house, Dáil Éireann, and appointed by the President. The government is dependent on the confidence of Dáil Éireann and must enjoy the support of a majority in that house. Executive power is exercised by the government which consists of no more than 15 cabinet ministers and their departments. Legislative power is vested in both the government and Dáil Éireann, with law being made through Acts passed by both houses. The Irish parliament or Oireachtas consists of two chambers: Seanad Éireann (the Senate) and Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives). Senators are indirectly elected through five panels representing various vocational interests as well as local authorities and university graduates. Members of house are directly elected to represent constituencies through single transferable vote system proportional representation in 43 constituencies. Since 2019, there has been an addition to this system with special seats for members from Northern Ireland as part of an agreement between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Fein to create an all-Ireland approach to politics. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Ireland.