International survey ranks Ireland in Top 10
Ireland has moved into the top 10 ranking in a global reputation study.
Amid the economic warnings over the Brexit fallout and the impact it could have here, Ireland has been ranked in ninth position by the public across the G8 nations out of 55 countries surveyed.
However, the survey, published by The Reputations Agency was carried out earlier in the year, before the Brexit vote.
Sweden is the country with the world's best reputation, according to the Country RepTrak 2016 study.
Sweden and Ireland were the main movers in the top ten list in 2016. Sweden rose to become the world's most reputable country moving from third spot in 2015. Ireland is a new entry to the top ten list, rising two places from 11th place in 2015.
Ireland improved its scores across each of the 17 attributes which drive a country's reputation.
Improvements were seen most significantly in the 'offers a favourable environment for doing business' category, and the 'is run by an effective government' and 'has adopted progressive social and economic policies' categories.
In second place is Canada, with Switzerland third.