This paper provides an overview of Ireland’s macroeconomic performance over the past
decade. In addition, to presenting the underlying facts about the boom, bust and (currently limited) recovery, the paper also discusses some common fallacies and misrepresentations of economic events in Ireland. The paper concludes with some broader lessons from the Irish experience for Eurozone economic policy and some observations on the role that EMU and the ECB have played in Ireland’s crisis.
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University College Dublin. School of Economics
UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series