Ireland set to exit EU-IMF bailout on Dec 15: PM
DUBLIN (AFP) - Ireland is on track to exit its strict international bail-out programme in December, Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced on Saturday, although he warned the country still had a way to go to recover from the global economic crisis.
"Tonight I can confirm that Ireland is on track to exit the EU-IMF bail-out on December 15th. And we won't go back," the taoiseach told his Fine Gael party's national conference.
"It won't mean that our financial troubles are over. Yes, there are still fragile times ahead. There's still a long way to go.
"But at last, the era of the bailout will be no-more. The economic emergency will be over."