Ireland is the sixth highest consumer of beer per capita in the world after the Czech Republic, Namibia, Austria, Germany, and Poland. On average, the Irish consume 131.1 liters of beer per year, putting them at 4th place in the world for highest per-capita beer consumption.

More than 300 people have gone from Sweden to fight for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, making it per capita one of the biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe.