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Unformatted text preview: This was a very smart step for this relatively small and unknown economy. The process of becoming a part of the European Union is one that will continue to benefit this tiger economy and continues to support the people of Ireland for many years to come. The few disadvantages of this joint-venture so to speak, is the fact that even though Ireland will have the support of this group, they will lose control of their economy for the most part, and as well, they will be the small dogs who wont have a significant say in the affairs of the EU. This isnt a direct downside however, it can be seen as a negative disadvantage....
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- Spring '08