EU figures indicate worst of recession is over

New figures from the EU indicate that the worst of the recession in Ireland is over.

In its latest forecast, the EU says the Irish economy will grow by 1.1% next year and 2.2% in 2014.

The economic growth figure for this year is just 0.4%.

Ruth Deasy of the EU office in Dublin says the outlook over the next couple of years is promising.

"It shows a gradual return to modest GDP growth this year and next year. Ireland is coming to grips with balancing the books bit by bit," she said.

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