Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he is going to thank people for their "exceptional sacrifices" in his televised speech to mark the country's exit from the bailout.
The 'state of the nation' address is due to be broadcast on Sunday evening.
Mr Kenny said that as well as thanking people, he wanted to flag up the Government's economic strategy for its remaining time in office.
"We're not going back to the culture that caused this problem. We have put safeguards and different regulations in place so that doesn't happen," he said.
He was speaking at the opening of a new 6,000ft store by Carrig Donn, the Westport-based fashion and giftware company, in the Jervis Street Shopping Centre in Dublin.
Mr Kenny welcomed the announcement that the company would be creating 100 new jobs over the next two years by expanding its retail shops and also its knitwear manufacturing plant in Westport.