Ireland leaves the bailout behind

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How it’s New York: A lot of Irish emigrants go to New York, and will be interested in this sign of Irish economic recovery.
How it’s Irish: Ireland is the first country to leave the international bailout program.

Ireland is on the road to recovery– not a Celtic Tiger, but a healthy kitten, perhaps? One of its first steps is to be the first nation to leave the IMF bailout program. Now it can make decisions for itself.

Ireland pledges ‘job-rich recovery’ post bailout (via AFP)

Ireland, the first eurozone nation to exit an international bailout, promised a “job-rich recovery” on Tuesday in a growth plan that ran into criticism over a lack of concrete measures. The nation emerged on Sunday from a huge rescue programme funded…