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The relationship between Canada and Ireland, going back to 1595 when ships passed between Ireland and Newfoundland. Recent and significant economic developments in Ireland. Main features of Ireland's economy when the state was founded, and a brief history following to bring us up to date. Inducements to encourage industry from abroad. Changing from an agricultural nation. Increasing exports. The establishment of the Irish Export Board in 1952 and some encouraging statistics since. Encouraging more trade with Canada: growing, but still at too low a level. Developing tourism in Ireland. Some discussion on the political troubles in Ireland. The economic advantages of the end of Partition in Ireland. The hopes for a re-united Ireland.