Ireland: Financial freedom

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Financial freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 70
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 77
 Min - Max 70 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Ireland during that period was 77 points with a minimum of 70 points in 1995 and a maximum of 90 points in 2001. The latest value from 2023 is 70 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 49 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Ireland - Financial freedom - recent values

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Ireland - Financial freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023

The Financial Freedom index for Ireland from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 93 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 83 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 87 2023 points
 Business freedom 87 2023 points
 Labor freedom 61 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 81.50 2023 points
 Trade freedom 79 2023 points
 Investment freedom 90 2023 points
 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 82 2023 index points
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