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Ireland can maintain pace of fiscal cuts -PM

DUBLIN, May 10 (Reuters) - Ireland can keep cutting its budget deficit as planned despite other euro zone member states having come under pressure to accelerate their consolidation efforts, Prime Minister Brian Cowen said on Monday. "The question of acceleration of deficit reduction strategies ... is not directed to Ireland," Cowen told Today FM radio in an interview. (Reporting by Andras Gergely) Keywords: EUROZONE/IRELAND (andras.gergely@reuters.com; +35315001518; Reuters Messaging: andras.gergely.reuters.com@reuters.net) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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