Ireland has jumped three places in the latest international super growth index published by business group Grant Thornton
The organisation has ranked Ireland at fifth place in the 2006 index, which is based on surveys carried out among 7,000 firms in 30 countries worldwide.
The index measures the proportion of companies operating in any one country that are enjoying growth that is considerably higher than average.
Grant Thornton said Ireland had the highest proportion of such companies among eurozone countries, with only the US, Hong Kong, India and Sweden listed higher in the index.
Ireland tops eurozone super growth companies