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We will pass EU test, says Noonan

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan has said Ireland will pass its latest quarterly assessment of the EU/IMF bailout deal.

Officials from Ireland's troika of lenders -- the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank -- arrived in Dublin last week and will announce the results of its latest review today.

Mr Noonan said the troika's report will show Ireland has achieved a satisfactory result. Ireland has so far passed each of its quarterly reviews since the agreement was struck late last year.