“Huge protest over Irish economy”

Ireland, which was once one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies, has fallen into recession faster than many other members of the European Union. The country officially fell into recession in September 2008, and unemployment has risen sharply in the following months. The numbers of people claiming unemployment benefit in the Irish Republic rose to 326,000 in January, the highest monthly level since records began in 1967.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7903518.stm

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