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? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Is leaving the UK the best thing the Republic of Ireland ever did for themselves?

According to this index, Republic of Irelands citizens are on average per person, wealthier than that of UK citizens, and are considered the third most developed country in the world, well above the UK.

"Ireland ranks among the top ten wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita,[11] and as the tenth most prosperous country in the world according to The Legatum Prosperity Index 2015.[12] After joining the EEC, Ireland enacted a series of liberal economic policies that resulted in rapid economic growth. The country achieved considerable prosperity between the years of 1995 and 2007, which became known as the Celtic Tiger period. This was halted by an unprecedented financial crisis that began in 2008, in conjunction with the concurrent global economic crash.[13][14] However, the Irish economy was the fastest growing in the EU in 2015,[15] and, by 2019, was ranked third most developed country in the world by the United Nations Human Development Index.[16] ".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland .


I am talking about this.

Per Capita per person wealth.


Update 2:

Eire currently 9th.

Uk 16th.

Update 3:

I made a slight error.

Eire currently 11th.

UK currently 15th.

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5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Even without economic prosperity the Irish had to get their independence as the English treated them so badly. So when there was a Famine the English were exporting food from Ireland that the Irish couldn't afford to buy!

    The recent prosperity has been good but isn't essential as freedom and self determination are more important. 

    The prosperity is a bit fake because it is mainly due to so many multinationals setting up in Ireland for tax reasons. Apple Europe, Microsoft Europe, Google Europe, Pfizer Europe all claim their profits are made in Ireland and pay low taxes. (This is really a lie, for example pure Viagra is made in England, apparently at zero profit, sent to Ireland to be made into pills and packaged and suddenly worth millions!)(Google Europe sales team is in London where all the advertising companies are located, but their sales are recorded as being in Dublin.)

    Also with Brexit the rest of Great Britain is going down the pan. Boris is as much an idiot as Trump. It's a lot better to stay in Europe!

  • F
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If they are so wealthy why did we lend them £3.2 BILLION in 2010 and the rest of the world bailed them out to the tune of £67.5 billion?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Where have you been for the last 800 YEARS.


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  • 2 months ago

    What are you talking about?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago



    "Per Capita per person wealth." Then you are linking to the wrong table.

    As of 2016

    "Eire ... 9th.

    Uk 16th."

    Alas no longer

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