Forget the statistics, this economy is definitely dead.
VIDEO: Ghost estates are defined as building projects of 10 or more units where more than half are empty or unfinished.By now all Irish banks have been nationalized, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill of the country's financial and economic crisis. So far banks have received a whopping €208 billion or 154% of Ireland's GDP in aid from the ECB and the Irish central bank, another €67 billion come in state guarantees and IMF loans. Ireland is wrecked and this is only the first Euro member to crush under its debts.
Maybe it would have helped if YouTube had been around earlier. Check this Irishman who knew how it would all end - 13 years ago.