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TSB deadline moved

THE deadline for deciding the fate of Permanent TSB could be pushed out beyond the end of April, it emerged today.

The Government had set an end of April deadline after the last bailout review mission in January.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan had said the bank, which is 99.8pc owned by the State, could be sold, merged or made independently viable.

However, the deadline could be extended if a broad banking restructuring package has not been agreed by then, reports today revealed.