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COLUMN: Rebuilding Ireland's export model

Arguably the 1990s was the golden period for the Irish economy and was the period that should correctly be described as the Celtic Tiger. Export vibrancy was the key, writes Jim Power.

21st November, 2013
Eastern European workers were being brought in to build houses that they were in turn renting. Not exactly a sustainable economic model, writes Jim Power.

Arguably the 1990s was the golden period for the Irish economy and was the period that should correctly be described as the Celtic Tiger. The economy was very competitive on all fronts; foreign direct investment was strong; the EU single market economy was being put in place; and the domestic export performance was very vibrant.

This export vibrancy fed back into the rest of the economy and supported sectors such as retail, financial services and...

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