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Ireland's rapid economic growth from 1993 to 2007 saw it become one of the world's most dynamic economies. However, the global economic downturn, a lengthy property market boom and problems within the Irish banking system led to recession from which the country is still recovering. The good news is that the Irish economy returned to growth in 2011 and is continuing to expand.

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For 2018 it is estimated that the value of food and drink exports from Ireland is €12.11bn, an increase of over €4.7bn since 2010. The value of Ireland’s food and drink exports has increased more than 64% in the last eight years.

Country Profile of Ireland in 2019