After an incredibly tough few years, it looks as though things at home are heading the right way.

If you were listening to Michael Noonan in the Dáil yesterday, then austerity is well and truly over, but according to figures from the European Commission, there's more good news on the way for Ireland too.

2015 and 2016 look set to be good years for the country as we will experience the most growth of all the members of the Eurozone. The other countries highlighted on the chart below are those that were hit so badly by the financial crisis, who won't experience as much growth as we will, judging by these forecasts. 

This assumes, of course, that things don't take a different turn in Greece and that they remain part of the eurozone, but the signs are good for Ireland, at least.