Finance Minister Michael Noonan said said the government expects to raise its 2012 economic growth forecast of 0.7 per cent, while cutting the 2013 forecast.
He was speaking before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform where he said that there is "no question of Ireland defaulting."
He said that revised forecasts for 2012 and "later years" will be produced "shortly".
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