Scotland's economy has grown four times more slowly than Ireland's over the past six years
The figures show Scotland growing by 13.7 per cent since 1999, while Ireland has grown by 55.6 per cent. The UK as a whole has grown by 20.1 per cent, just over one-third of the rate of Ireland's performance.
The report also emphasises unemployment in Ireland - standing at 4.1 per cent against 6 per cent in Scotland. And it adds that Ireland has grown more quickly than Scotland by a factor of at least 2.5 times every year since 1999.
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