Ireland perceived to be less corrupt than the UK for first time in 25 years

Transparency International said the result was due to the lack of any major international scandals

A protestor outside of Leinster House. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Ireland is perceived to be one of the least corrupt countries in the world, a new study has revealed.

Transparency International, the non-profit aimed at eliminating corruption, today reported that Ireland’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score improved “significantly” last year.

In 2021 Ireland received 74 points out of 100. The latest index gives it 77 points out of 100, ranking it in tenth place out of 180 countries.

The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories ...