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Ireland's slow road to recovery

The Irish economy is currently growing faster than that of the United Kingdom, posting a record trade surplus, and with tax receipts running ahead of expectations. and with a tough prescription of cuts and tax rises seeming to be having a positive effect.

Jim Fitzpatrick, the BBC's business editor, reports on the road to recovery.

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