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Trade key to recovery

THE Government plans to aggressively pursue new opportunities in emerging markets to boost job creation, the Tanaiste has said.

Eamon Gilmore (right) said Irish exporters were driving the economic recovery, and that Ireland must now seek to expand and diversify its portfolio of trading partners to make sure that recovery is sustained.

He told Chartered Accountants Ireland that full employment by 2020 is the target all Government departments and State agencies are working towards.