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Economic Rockstar

Mar 17, 2016

This is a commemorative episode celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising in which the Proclamation of the Republic was read by Padraig Pearse at four minutes past noon on Easter Monday, April 24th, from the steps of the General Post Office on Sackville Street (now known as O’Connell Street). The document proclaimed Ireland’s independence from Great Britain.

How was Ireland’s economy performing in 1916 and how far have we come 100 years on?

In this episode, you will learn of the state of the Irish economy in 1916 and how it compares to today.

Economic themes include:

  • Population
  • Life Expectancy
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Trade
  • GDP
  • Inflation

Check out the show notes page at to read a transcript of this episode and for the links and resources mentioned.