Turning a corner? Cautious optimism about Ireland's economic recovery
Dublin's most celebrated question mark is mapped out through the city streets in Ulysses – to which James Joyce's novel provides no clear answer. Nor does the immediate question facing Dublin's most celebrated lawyers: have we turned the corner? Having endured one of the deepest recessions in the eurozone, Ireland's €85bn (£71bn) troika bailout is scheduled to complete in December. "Ireland appears to have turned a corner," says Julian Yarr, managing partner at A&L Goodbody, Ireland's largest firm. "It's been a very positive year for Ireland," agrees Tim Scanlon, partner at Matheson.
The Irish economy has taken a battering in recent years, but many legal firms are seeing signs of growth and recovery. Dominic Carman asks if Ireland has reached a pivotal moment
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