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Ireland ranks 1st in “Good Country Index”
Today, Ireland was ranked #1 on a new report called the Good Country Index, released by British policy advisor Simon Anholt. And what makes a Good Country, you ask? The Index measures how countries contribute to the planet and the human race. Ireland ranked within the top 10 in four of the seven categories, securing first place overall. And while acknowledging that there is no shortage of data, reports and rankings that measure countries against one another, this one is unique in that it tries to sort out what countries are doing for the “global commons.”
As an American publisher of Irish poetry, we love this, and know that Ireland has much to offer the rest of the world, especially when it comes to culture. You can read more about the Index and the results on The Irish Times.