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Exclusive Interview: Noonan's biggest call

It was a week in which Ireland's Minister for Finance has had to make probably the biggest decision of his political career - and one with huge importance for the country's economy. How did he come to make his biggest call? Cliff Taylor reports.

17th November, 2013
Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

A lack of clarity on how a decision on a precautionary credit line would be reached – and what conditions would be attached to it - were key factors in the government's decision to leave the bailout without a pre-negotiated agreement to access funds.

So says Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, in an interview in today's Sunday Business Post. Noonan indicated that there was no ''clear read'' on how the process would work,...

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