Oct 082015
 
Ireland ranks 4th among the top 5 countries in the world to die: Report

Now, Ireland has come in at the top of a new list: the best countries in the world to die. In first place was the UK, followed by Australia and New Zealand. The United States ranked ninth. Ireland has ranked high among the happiest countries in the world, the best countries to travel, and the most admired and respected countries. It was even named the best country in the world by the 2014 Good County Index. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Mar 172015
 
Ireland ranks top in world global house price index

House prices in Ireland leapt by 16% in 2014, putting it at the top of Knight Frank’s global house price index – but the market remains a long way off its pre-crisis peak. Globally, property markets slipped in the final quarter of 2014, Knight Frank said, with prices in the 55 countries on the index falling by 0.6%. But the index, which uses local price data and weights it according to each country’s GDP, showed that while some countries saw prices fall by up to […]

Ireland’s former richest man declared bankrupt

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Nov 142011
 

Ireland’s former richest man, Sean Quinn, was declared bankrupt on Friday after having bet the family fortune on the shares of Ireland’s most notoriously profligate bank just before it collapsed. He amassed a fortune of 4 billion euros($5.4 billion), before investing a massively in the now failed Anglo Irish Bank, one of the biggest casualties of Ireland’s property bubble. “It is with great sadness and regret that I have applied for voluntary bankruptcy in the High court in Belfast,” Quinn said in statement. A court […]