Economy of the Republic of Ireland
The economy of Ireland is a modern knowledge economy, focusing on services and high-tech industries and dependent on trade, industry and investment. In terms of GDP per capita, Ireland is ranked as one of the wealthiest countries in the OECD and the EU-27 at 5th in the OECD-28 rankings as of 2008. In terms of GNP ...
Learn more about the Ireland economy, including the population of Ireland, GDP, facts, trade, business, inflation and other data and analysis on its economy from the Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation.
As a small open economy Ireland's financial fortunes are largely dependent on international trade and influenced by global markets. That means it's important to build overseas partnerships and being part of the European Union enables Ireland to do just that in solidarity with other Member States. Before joining the EU in ...