Ireland is like the 51st state of the US and the most corrupt.
The political system we have isn't working, there is a complete disconnect between what produces a healthy economy and what politicians (who are supposed to serve the people ) are incentivized to do. Everything we are complaining about, corruption, concentration of wealth, comes about because the greedy and corrupt have the politicians in their pockets. There are countless examples, but here in the US, as in Ireland, a small business owner is taxed to the hilt while the tax code is designed to help large corps avoid paying tax altogether. Nothing will change because the tax laws are written by lobbyists for big business, and there's no point blaming one party or the other, both are equally responsible.
The solution is for government to do what its supposed to do, create a level playing field, incentivize small business and entrepreneurs, put a stop to monopolies and corruption, sensible regulation. It's simple but there isn't a notion of it happening until lobbying is outlawed. There are no benefits of lobbying that justify the harm it does.