I'm Italian (resident in Ireland since 2004) and I have to say that I'm quite worried about the "Irish Economy"... I haven't seen one since I'm here!
The government makes a huge mistake: they tell the people that the money coming from foreign companies establishing here is the basis of the Irish economy... and that's ridiculous
Foreign companies can decide to come here and they will keep their sites here as long it's financially interesting! As soon that ends they will just close down here and go elsewhere!!! Is this THE Irish economy? I'm stunned
The wages cannot be kept still against the raising of the inflaction, so the balance between wages and corporation tax will VERY soon end, and the companies will go away! We are already watching the beginning of this, and there is no way back.
Ireland has invested all the possible resources in a fake economy, deserting the Irish resources that should be re-evaluated to get an independent and healthy economy. The government is demonstrating a complete incapacity of learning from other countries mistakes.
I really hope that Irish voters will wake up, even if now it's already quite late to recover the situation avoiding problems and sacrifices.