CS Monitor, April 9, 2015
Simon Anholt says we should measure a country’s success through its engagement with the world, and has set up an index to that end. His No. 1? Ireland.
By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer Jason Walsh, Correspondent
BRUSSELS; AND DUBLIN, IRELAND — Economic indicators in Ireland are finally pointing in the right direction: GDP is growing, incomes are creeping back up, and unemployment is expected to fall to single figures for the first time in eight years. Even the hordes of Irish who fled the country during the height of the 2008 financial crisis and bailout are returning home. This is good news that any government would want to trumpet.