Ireland No Longer in Recession

Economy grew by 0.4 percent in the second quarter


The Irish Republic's economy has returned to growth, meaning the country has emerged from its second recession in five years.

The economy grew by 0.4% in the second quarter of the year, although this was much weaker than forecast.

Economists had expected growth of at least 0.8%.

Ireland fell back into recession in late 2012, and gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter was still 1.2% lower than a year earlier.