Is Ireland's economy on the move?
11 November 2013 Last updated at 06:19 GMT
It is three years since Ireland applied for a formal bailout worth 85bn euros from its European Union partners and the International Monetary Fund.
The country - known as the Celtic Tiger - had seen unemployment soar and productivity collapse.
However Ireland is now on the verge of exiting the bailout, and possibly facing a recovery.
Joe Lynam reports on Ireland's future prospects.