Bank of Ireland told us during the summer that Ireland is now the second-wealthiest country among the top eight leading OECD nations, second to Japan but ahead of Britain, the US, Italy, France, Germany and Canada. It was a gratifying moment and we understandably allowed ourselves a few self-congratulatory pats on the back.
So it comes as a shock to find we are now lumped in the sin bin alongside Azerbaijan, Russia, South Africa and...
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