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Monday, March 17, 2014

After Bailout, Ireland Still Faces Challenges

A father and daughter enjoy the St Patrick's Day parade in Limerick, Ireland, Sunday, March 17, 2013. (Peter Morrison/AP)

A father and daughter enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Limerick, Ireland, Sunday, March 17, 2013. (Peter Morrison/AP)

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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