Ireland is an important member of the European Union and was one of the first countries to introduce the euro. Its economy has boomed in the last few years, and the media refer to this as 'the Celtic Tiger'. As work prospects have improved, thousands of Irish people have moved back to Ireland to live and work. But are these improvements skin-deep? And what are the challenges that face the young population of Ireland? Meet the people of Ireland and learn about the diversity of their lives, from a TV meteorologist to a student in Dublin. This title includes maps and graphic panels showing statistics and fact boxes about size, flag, population, religion, currency and language.