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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-02-11

Ireland is back in business

Ireland's strong economic recovery will be the main backdrop to the country's general elections on February 26. After five years in power, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's conservative government are keen to highlight the fact that when they took the job, Ireland's economy was close to collapse.

Public finances are now back on track, and the brutal seven-year austerity programme and bailout plan are a thing of the past. However, opposition parties argue that many people have been left on the sidelines during these tough times.

This report takes a closer look at one of the "ingredients" of Ireland's economic recovery: an extremely low corporation tax.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.

By FRANCE 2 , Patrick LOVETT

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Iain BEGG

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2017-10-17 France

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

"Sentinelle" is the name of an ongoing military operation on French soil: French soldiers patrol the streets, acting as a first line of defence and a shield for potential...

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2017-10-16 Turkey

Turkey's brain drain: Turning their backs on limited freedom, declining economy

According to a report by Turkey's main opposition party, thousands of Turks chose to leave their country following last year's coup attempt on July 16. Most say they are worried...

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2017-10-13 Europe

Sebastian Kurz on track to become Austria's next chancellor

He's been dubbed the "Austrian Emmanuel Macron". Sebastian Kurz is only 31 years old, but he's on track to become Austria's new leader when the country heads to the polls this...

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2017-10-12 Europe

Carles Puigdemont: From journalist to Catalan independence leader

As Spain marks its national day, the Catalonia secession crisis hangs heavily over the kingdom. Our correspondents in Spain decided to take a closer look at the 54-year-old...

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2017-10-11 Americas

Brazil's never-ending crisis: Will Temer be impeached next?

It's been over a year since Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, was impeached for manipulating the public accounts. Today, her successor Michel Temer finds himself...

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