Must-know: Investing in Ireland
Considering the improving and strengthening economic situation in Ireland, its Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said taxpayers could save up to $500 million per year if the state was able to pay-off a share of the International Monetary Fund (or IMF) portion of the $90 billion bailout.
Must-know: Ireland’s economy
The strength in Irish growth performance was confirmed in 1Q14 when the gross domestic product (or GDP) increased by 2.7% quarter-over-quarter. Although the growth was primarily driven by increasing net exports, domestic demand also made a positive contribution. Both private consumption and gross fixed capital formation increased in year-over-year (or YoY) terms.