Re: Diplomacy: Run a Country RPG
Nation: Republic of Ireland
Leader: Gerry Adams
Ruling Political Party: Sinn Fein
Term: 5 years
GDP: 169 Billion Eur.
National Debt: 135 Billion Eur.
Budget Deficit: 16-18 Billion Eur. (12% of GDP)
Unemployment Rate: 14.4%
Leader's goals: Bring down deficit by end of term. Lower Debt Levels. Restore growth in the economy. Exit EU/IMF bailout by 2013. Lower unemployment rate.
Other Info: Ireland runs a small, smart, open economy, with a large trade surplus. It's main source of growth has been attracting Foreign Direct Investment thanks to it's educated workforce and low Corporation tax (12.5 percent) In 2009 thanks to a disastous bank guarantee and the collapse of the Celtic Tiger Ireland gave up it's economic sovereignty and signed to an EU/IMF bailout.