WSJ: An Irish Wish for St. Patrick's Day

MARCH 16, 2012

It's sometimes said that everyone's a bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day. But this St. Patrick's Day the Irish economy wouldn't turn anyone green with envy. Unemployment is near 15%, emigration is rising and taxes have gone up as the government in Dublin attempts to live under the austerity the EU and IMF demanded in exchange for a 2010 bailout of its banks.