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Latest update : 2013-12-19

Irish economy exits bailout, but scars of its collapse run deep

It was considered the poster child for austerity. When the banking crisis threatened to bring down the state, the Irish government took an axe to its balance sheet. Cuts worth almost €30 bn helped Ireland become the first eurozone country to exit its bailout. While many sectors of the economy are now recovering, the scars of the collapse run deep. As Stephen Carroll reports, an exit from the bailout won't change much for those hit by unemployment, mortgage debt or emigration.

By Stephen CARROLL

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