Irish economy and banks have turned corner, says Kenny
6 April 2014 Last updated at 10:51 BST
Enda Kenny, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, says that his country's economy, including its banks, are over the worst of their woes.
The country entered a recession in 2008, linked to the global economic downturn.
The government was forced to pump billions of euros into bailing out its banking sector - which had lent heavily during the property boom years, and also launched a National Recovery Plan for the economy.
Mr Kenny told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the country had got into a "catastrophic" economic situation, but that it had now turned the corner.