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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

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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 pay and better job prospects, she is one of tens of thousands of Irish youths who have emigrated to the UK, Australia and the United States, especially in the past seven years as the curtain came down on the Celtic Tiger boom.

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