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Irish Election: From Celtic Tiger to billion euro bail-outs

Not long ago, Ireland's economic growth led to it being nicknamed the Celtic Tiger.

But a financial crisis forced it to take a multi-billion euro bail-out, and led to the collapse of the coalition government.

On Friday, the Irish people will deliver their verdict on the politicians when they vote in a general election.

The BBC's Chris Buckler reports.

  • 21 Feb 2011
  • From the section Europe