| 15.5°C Dublin

€5bn bailout cash due

THE FIRST €5bn of Ireland's EU-IMF bailout is due to be delivered to the Government next week after positive reaction to the bond issue.

The Department of Finance said it had notified "our European and IMF colleagues" of the exchequer data yesterday "as a matter of courtesy". There was a strong uptake on the markets in reaction to the European Commission's inaugural bond issue.