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Some similarities between the economies of Ireland and Canada. Differences between the two countries. A brief history of Ireland with emphasis on recent advances. Natural resources of Ireland. The spread of prosperity. Emigration from Ireland and its consequences. Ireland in 1977. The small economy of Ireland and its particular subjection to the developments and fortunes in the other countries with which it trades. What a small country such as Ireland can do to improve their economy, with examples. The growing economic bond between Canada and Ireland. The situation in Northern Ireland. Ireland and its relationship with Britain. The need for peace and reconciliation. The short-term objective of the government of Ireland: to see executive government restored to Northern Ireland. Ireland in the process of discovering its potential and the potential of its people.