After Bailout, Ireland Still Faces Challenges

Mar 18, 2014
Originally published on March 18, 2014 9:25 am

Ireland is the first eurozone country to emerge from a bailout, but it will take decades to repay the $90 billion rescue package and the country still faces economic challenges.

Overall unemployment is more than 10 percent, youth unemployment tops 25 percent and young people are leaving Ireland by the thousands to find work.

So amid the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at what the future holds for Ireland with BBC business correspondent Joe Lynam.

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