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Irish GDP grew 5.5% in 2019 ahead of potential coronavirus hit

DUBLIN, March 6 (Reuters) - Ireland's gross domestic product grew by 5.5% in 2019, likely making it the European Union's fastest-growing economy again, data showed on Friday.

The outturn was lower that the 6.3% predicted by the finance department as it braces for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin; editing by John Stonestreet)