Irish priest reflects on economy two years after bailout

The German Parliament has just approved the latest round of bailout money for Greece -- $57 billion in rescue loans -- without which the country could face bankruptcy or even a forced exit from the eurozone.

It was exactly two years ago that Ireland faced a similar problem and got its own international bailout. Back then, we spoke with Father Iggy O'Donovan, a parish priest in the town of Drogheda. Today we check back in with Father O'Donovan to find out how the country is faring.

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