Thursday 22 June 2017

Donal O’Donovan: We're still a great deal away from promised land

EUROPEAN finance ministers are finalising a scheme that will give Ireland more time to pay back a share of the €64bn in EU/IMF bailout loans that have kept the State afloat. Great, or is it really? Here's what you need to ask:

• So Michael Noonan has finally got the promised deal from Europe to cut the cost of bailing out the banks?

No. This new deal we're talking about now is separate from negotiations over the banks.

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