IRELAND
Region: WESTERN EUROPE
128
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18
Global Rank: 
19
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11
Region Rank:

Ireland’s IPRI score increased by 0.2 to 7.6 placing it 11th in Western Europe and 18th in the world. Ireland is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced Economies group and by the World Bank as a high income OECD nation. It is a member of the European Union.
Ireland’s Legal and Political Environment Subindex increased by 0.2 to 8.2 with scores of 8.8 in Judicial Independence, 8.6 in Rule of Law, 7.1 in Political Stability, and 8.2 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.1 to 6.5 with scores of 8.5 in Property Rights, 2.0 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 9.0 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 8.1 with scores of 8.2 in Intellectual Property Protection, 6.7 in Copyright Piracy Level, and 9.3 in Patent Protection.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.6 18 of 128 11 of 19
Legal and Political 8.2 13 of 128 8 of 19
Physical 6.5 37 of 128 14 of 19
Intellectual 8.1 16 of 128 12 of 19


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.2 13 of 128 8 of 19
Judicial Independence 8.8 8 of 128 6 of 19
Rule of Law 8.6 16 of 128 11 of 19
Political Stability 7.1 14 of 128 9 of 19
Control of Corruption 8.2 17 of 128 11 of 19


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.5 37 of 128 14 of 19
Protection of Physical Property 8.5 9 of 128 5 of 19
Registering Property 9.0 75 of 127 16 of 19
Access to Loan 2.0 105 of 128 16 of 19


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.1 16 of 128 12 of 19
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 8.2 10 of 128 6 of 19
Patent Protection 9.3 3 of 108 1 of 19
Copyright Protection 6.7 19 of 104 12 of 19
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Ranks Country Rating
1 FINLAND 8.4
2 NEW ZEALAND 8.3
3 LUXEMBOURG 8.3
4 NORWAY 8.3
5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
7 SWEDEN 8.1
8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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