According to the College Board, there are 1 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Ireland. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university. The following test centers administer one or more of 2019 and 2020 SAT tests in Ireland.
2019 – 2020 SAT Test Dates in Ireland
- March 9, 2019
- May 4, 2019
- June 1, 2019
- August 24, 2019
- October 5, 2019
- November 2, 2019
- December 7, 2019
- March 14, 2020
- May 2, 2020
- June 6, 2020
- August 29, 2020
- October 3, 2020
- November 7, 2020
- December 5, 2020
SAT Testing Centers in Ireland
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- GLOBALSCIENCELLC: Modern history of Ireland from World War I to today, covering all major events on politics, economy, society, and technology.
As a member of the EU (since 1973), Ireland was able to overcome the financial and economic crisis of previous years relatively quickly with the help of the euro rescue package in 2013 and now has a solid economy. Ireland is growing with a gross domestic product (GDP) per resident of (2018) € 65,500 ranks second among the 19 euro countries. As a result of the settlement of modern foreign industries from the high-tech sector (computer industry, pharmaceuticals, medical technology) as well as international financial services companies (such as in Dublin) and with the help of generous government subsidies (e.g. tax breaks), there was enormous economic growth in Ireland from the 1990s (»Celtic Tiger«), but from 2007/08 onwards it was hit hard by the international economic and financial crisis. By supporting the Irish banks, the majority of which are now state-owned, the country got into high levels of over-indebtedness, so that it had to apply for financial aid from the EU and IMF in 2010 and was forced to drastically cut public spending. GDP will be stabilized: 2011 –0.7% and 2016 –4.9% compared to –7.6% in 2009. The budget deficit also rose from (2013) 7.4% of GDP to (2016) 1.2% be lowered. The unemployment rate decreased from (2012) 15.5% to (2019) 5.47%.
Foreign trade: In 2015, 66.1% of all imports came from EU countries. The most important importing countries in 2017 were Great Britain (29%), USA (18.9%), France (12.1%), Germany (9.6%) and the Netherlands (4.1%). These figures relate to the time before Brexit; Changes are to be expected.
The EU countries also dominated exports up to 2015 with 53.1% (2015). The most important export countries in 2017 were the USA (27.1%), Great Britain (13.4%), Belgium (11.0%), Germany (8.1%), Switzerland (5.1%), the Netherlands (5th, 9%) and France (4.3%). Until 1985 Ireland’s trade balance was consistently negative. It was only from then on that the country recorded rising surpluses. With exports of US $ 129.3 billion, the foreign trade surplus was US $ 52.3 billion in 2016. Ireland owes this development above all to the strongly export-oriented foreign companies.
Agriculture generated 1.3% of GDP with only 5% of all employees in 2018, which means that the economic importance of agriculture continues to decline. The humid and mild climate favors livestock farming alone, where dairy farming, beef cattle rearing and sheep farming dominate in the mountains. Most of the beef production is exported (mainly to the EU).
The share of agriculture in the gross domestic product was (2018) 1.3%. In 2013, around 4.5 million hectares of the total area of Ireland were used for agriculture, of which 3.7 million hectares were grassland. In plant production, feed and brewing barley, wheat, potatoes, fruit and vegetables dominated. Medium-sized farms as well as small farms (cottage farming) predominate, a legacy of the Irish-Gaelic past. The share of organic cultivation area in the agricultural area is only 2.6%, compared to 7.3% in Germany and 24.1% in Austria.
Forestry: Just under 11% of Ireland’s total area is forested (the second lowest forest in the EU after Malta). 47% of the forest area is state-owned. In 2016, the logging amounted to 3.95 million m 3. The state-owned company Coillte intends to plant around 22 million trees by 2040, almost exclusively American Sitka spruces, against which environmentalists protested violently.
Fisheries: The waters around Ireland have some of the most productive fishing grounds in the EU. Fish and shellfish are landed in 5 major ports, around 40 smaller ports (with landings worth over € 1 million each) and around 80 other locations. The fishing fleet comprised around 2000 units in 2018. In 2016, around 207,000 tonnes of fish from Irish trawlers were landed in Ireland; about 10% of this came from cultivated products, e.g. B. from mussel and fish farms (salmon) on the west coast.
Around 75% of all employees work in the service sector; they generated (2017) 60.2% of GDP. In 1987 an International Financial Services Center was established in the old port of Dublin, with which the Republic of Ireland turned significantly towards the EU market. The financial sector suffered heavy losses as a result of the real estate and banking crisis that began in 2007.
Tourism: Ireland is a popular destination for individual tourism, even if the cool, damp summers do not allow mass tourism to develop. Main attractions include the bay and cliff-rich coasts (e.g. with the Cliffs of Moher in the southwest and the legendary Giant’s Causeway in the north), the mountainous regions and the gently rolling central lowlands with rivers, lakes and swamps as well as the capital Dublin and other attractive places such as Galway, Limerick, Cork, Kilkenny.
In 2017 around 9 million foreign visitors came to Ireland (1995: 4.3 million), most of them from Great Britain, other European countries as well as the USA and Canada. Tourism is an important economic sector. The income from this amounted to around € 9.4 billion in 2018. Check weddinginfashion to see Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Ireland.