*unemployment today is 8.6%
*average income is € 30,000/year
*Ireland is one of the most heavily taxed countries in the world
*10 cigarettes cost €15, but we still see a lot of people smoking
*tillable land costs about $ 5, 000/acre. Most of it remains in families 200-400 years
*the average home costs about € 200,000
*the average age in Ireland is 35
*Ireland was neutral during WWII.