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The Emerald Isle's startling economic rebound post-crisis

With an expected growth of 6 per cent this year, Ireland tops the EU table

Ireland's jobless rate has fallen from a peak of 15 per cent in 2012 to 9.5 per cent this year, and is expected to slide to 8 per cent next year, versus 11 per cent in the euro area.


COLM, a Dublin-born retired detective-turned-cabbie, must have been heavy hearted when his daughter, freshly armed with a nursing qualification, packed her bags and left for the sunshine state of Florida, where skills like hers are highly coveted.

Lured by higher starting...