Ireland punches above its weight

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Over the past decade, unprecedented economic growth has seen the level of Irish real GDP almost double in size. Many reasons have been advanced for Ireland's success, including European Union membership and access to the single market, Ireland's low rates of corporation tax, the large multinational presence in the country, the fact that a high proportion of the population are of working age, increased participation in the labour market (especially by women), the reversal of the trend of

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