IrelandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s economy shrank the most in a year in the fourth quarter of 2010 as consumer spending, investment and exports declined.
Gross domestic product fell 1.6 percent from the previous three months, when it increased 0.6 percent, the Central Statistics Office said in Dublin today. Consumer spending declined 0.4 percent on the quarter, exports fell 1.4 percent and investment dropped 2.3 percent. In 2010, the economy shrank 1 percent, a third straight annual contraction.
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