Ireland as a modern state is very very young and it is quite easy to forget that, especially in the last 20 years we the country has really started to boom. I think it is fair to say we have come a long way. The 1916 rebellion is pretty self explanatory in that it was in 1916 and here we are in 2018 and how so much has changed. I suppose this is fair to say of any country considering the technology boom and to think that even 20 years ago we did not have popular items such as the iPhone or personal computers.
To think that less than 100 years ago the country was in a state of civil war with the anti treat IRA opposing the new government forces to which the stand off at the four courts in Dublin city was the center focus. The British famously loaned the new Irish government two 18 pounder artillery pieces which the government eventually had to use on the anti treat IRA as they refused to surrender.
Thankfully the civil war was not as bloody as many other ones that have happened since then around the world and it was really just a few small battles as neither side wanted to be killing their countrymen after being at war with the British for so long…our old enemy!
Today the country is again booming after an 8 year long recession that was world wide. There will always be periods of boom and recession and the smarter of us will make arrangements for the depressions during the boom times. The so called Celtic Tiger thought us that we should not get carried away during the good times and I think that is a lesson many have take on board. Now our country is a tech hub with Apple moving more and more jobs here and small companies sell iPhones for sale in Ireland something that would not have been possible 20 years ago.