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Three years on from Ireland bailout

15 December 2013 Last updated at 08:19 GMT

Three years ago, in the midst of the eurozone debt crisis, Ireland was forced to accept a financial lifeline from the European authorities.

The country was rescued with an 85bn euro ($117bn; £71bn) package, but has now left the bailout programme and its economy is showing signs of recovery.

Joe Lynam reports.

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