Ireland is the 5th most free economy in the world, and the freest outside the Asia-Pacific region.
So says the Heritage Foundation.
Apparently we're less free than last year due mainly to the budget deficit and the sorry state of the banking system. We're also free because of the low levels of corruption. In particular,
the police investigate allegations of corruption.
One wonders what all that Tribunal business is about then. But Heritage must know, right?