A statue of author James Joyce overlooks the scattered shoppers on Dublin's North Earl Street on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Ireland's economy has suffered four straight years of falling property prices and consumer spending in the face of rising taxes, unemployment and emigration. The European Union and International Monetary Fund said Thursday that Ireland's government must keep cutting its spending overall but do more to create jobs and stimulate the economy. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik)