Britain pays latest £403m bailout instalment to Ireland

British Financial Secretary Mark Hoban has confirmed that more than £403 million has been paid to the Irish government as part of a £3.3 billion bailout loan deal agreed in 2010.

17th April, 2012
Britain pays latest £403m bailout instalment to Ireland
The British Government believes "it is in our national interest that the Irish economy is successful and its banking system is stable."

British Financial Secretary Mark Hoban has confirmed that more than £403 million has been paid to the Irish government as part of a £3.3 billion bailout loan deal agreed in 2010.

* **Finance minister Michael Noonan said he expects the country has met all its international bailout targets for the first quarter.**

* **Cliff Taylor comments that it is time for the Government to start some straight talking with the "troika".**

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