Per capita, Ireland is now considered one of the wealthiest countries in the world and the most affluent in Europe behind Luxemburg.
The much-loved Donald Trump did say in 2020, "Ireland is punching way above its weight", and according to recent calculations by financial expèrts, he may not be completely wrong.
We all know about the Irish government's monumental miscues, but if these numbers add up, there may be a silver lining on the horizon! So whether it's Failte Ireland's "Wild Atlantic Way" tagline, the IDA s Marketing acumen, Revenues tenacity or Leo Varadkars international appeal, is it possible somebody at Leinster House is getting something right?
One thing for sure is we can thank 330 million Americans and 59 million UK neighbours for their eternal affinity with the Emerald Isle...
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