Irish workers are now officially the most productive in the world, adding $99.50 to the value of the economy every hour they work.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), based in Paris published the figures on Tuesday showing The Republic of Ireland had the highest rate of labour productivity of any advanced economy in 2017.

The Republic’s ranking has a lot to do with the large amount of multinational-companies here, which typically drive the biggest productivity gains.

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-Noah Harte