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Ireland: The Celtic Tiger Reborn?

The panel will discuss Ireland’s outlook as it faces major challenges ahead, in achieving a sustained economic recovery while maintaining financial stability.

Date & Time

Dec. 16, 2014
11:00am – 1:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Following an extraordinary period of economic growth, by the middle of the past decade, as income per capita surpassed the EU average by 50 percent, Ireland was widely acclaimed as the Celtic Tiger. However, beginning in 2008, the Irish economy experienced a severe economic and financial collapse. This required a painful adjustment, supported by a major international rescue effort, which was completed successfully. Against this background, the panel will discuss Ireland’s outlook as it faces major challenges ahead, in achieving a sustained economic recovery while maintaining financial stability.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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