This document was received by the Digital Commons on July 27, 2006 and posted on August 2, 2006.

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Ireland is enjoying a tremendous economic success. Is this success based solely on favorable corporate taxation policies? What is the effect of Ireland's success and its taxation policies on the other EU nations? Ireland presents a model for economic growth and prosperity to be followed not only by the recent accession nations, but by the older EU member nations in an attempt to reform their socioeconomic context.