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I refer to your editorial (Irish Independent, August 9) 'Planning for the end of the 'Emergency".

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I quote the essence of the message conveyed. "Eventually, the 'Emergency' will have to be declared to be over. The bailout has ended, the Troika have departed, economic growth is rising, unemployment is dropping - albeit never at a fast enough rate.

"The country won't go back to the largesse of the Celtic Tiger era, but a sustainable economic model is the goal. Therefore, 'Emergency' measures come up for discussion."

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