Well, I’d say it’s more depending on who you ask as to the status of Ireland’s financial situation.  Once a crazy place where a lot of foreign companies jumped into the fray to get a multitude of tax benefits, the financial crash left the country, and Dublin in particular, in a ‘real bad way’.  Trying to reinvent itself as a tech hub (albeit with most of the same tax benefits) is a large kettle of fish to fry.  Ireland’s a great place, other than the complete lack of decent street signage for navigating (along with the propensity to make roads pedestrian only and not mention that in the hotel brochure) in the South, and that holdout fence in the North.   The food’s so good you’ll forget the English ever stopped in for a pint.

Ireland is not a tax haven — it’s a tech hub