Ireland
October 3 2000
It was, perhaps, the ultimate endorsement. After almost a decade playing host to the leading lights of the US information technology industry, Ireland was selected earlier this year by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the European location for its famous MediaLab research centre.
Economic overview Prosperity brings new challenges
Inflation casts a shadow
Traffic eases on homecoming trail
Politics Corruption trials taint coalition
Voters loath to give up the driving seat
Enlargement gives cause for reflection
Banking & finance Growth yet to ignite investors
Centre looks beyond tax breaks to new horizons
Technology Digital future is signed and sealed
Quality replaces quantity
Small town enjoys big connections
Culture New chapters in a success story