the business environment of ireland

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Culture and People The decedents of Ireland are known as Celts, were established a century before Christ, but were not the first inhabitants of Ireland. There are two official languages in Ireland that is Irish Gaelic and English. In the Irish culture, strangers do not wait for introductions to converse with on first name basis. Irish often share their food, tools, and other valuables. The social class is discussed to as the working class, middle class, and gentry (well-bred people), who have occupations in farming, and grouped according to their wealth. The use of dialect is often a clear indicator of class and other social standing, but today the symbol of success is designer clothing, good food, travel, expensive cars, and houses. The etiquette and protocol of Ireland is similar to that of The United States. (Culture and Social Life, 2001) The variation in Ireland may be discovered if the earnings of those who receive public funds were posted for all to see. The gap among lower and average earners is bigger than average earners to higher earners. The lower earners are seeing the difference and are not motivated to work as hard if the rewards are not there. The equality may be restructured with the redistribution of wealth that implies a tax increase on the higher earners. Even though this helps the lower earners, everyone will not vote on higher taxes just if each one themselves become higher earners. (Lucey, 2014) Women in the Catholic Church has been a long controversy, where more women are stepping up to carry out pastoral tasks, with many of priests retiring. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has been asked a recurring question on his influence of women in the Catholic Church. Archbishop stated, “How... ... middle of paper ... ...istic about prospects for the economy, but few still plan to hire. Retrieved from Irish Times / Business: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/ireland/employers-more-optimistic-about-prospects-for-the-economy-but-few-still-plan-to-hire-1.1671408 Quinn, E. (2014, March 3). Bank of Ireland Narrow Loss. Retrieved from The Wall Street Journal/ Markets: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303630904579416341441058478?KEYWORDS=ireland&mg=reno64-wsj Quinn, E. (2014, January 06). China Invests in Irish Technology Firms. The Wall Street Journal. Quinn, E. (2014, Feb 27). Irish Jobs Growth Bolsters Recovery Hopes. Retrieved from The Wall Street Journal / World: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303801304579408681657762584?KEYWORDS=ireland Saints. (n.d.). Retrieved from Catholic Online: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=89
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