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Front page of yesterday Sunday Times.

Ireland could apply to the IMF for another bailout regardless of how we vote in the fiscal treaty referendum.

Yesterday afternoon, Michael Noonan released a statement saying this was not true.

This was repeated by Pat Rabbitte on last night’s The Week In Politics

Echoed by reports today’s Irish Independent and Wall Street Journal

But within the last 30 minutes:

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said Ireland could apply to the IMF for a second bailout even if the country votes against the EU Treaty referendum.

Gilmore: Ireland Could Apply To IMF For Money Even If Treaty Rejected (BreakingNews)

AIB says 40 per cent of its customers will still qualify for free banking.

Which means  60% will no longer qualify for free banking.

Which (we assume) means most of its current account holders have less than €2,500 in credit to their names on any given month.

Is this a cause for concern?

And where should Ewok go or free banking now?

Meanwhile:

 

 AIB Changes ‘Free Banking’ Rules (Ciara O’Brien, Irish Times)

Taken literally minutes ago at Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

What are these people promoting?

Lines close at 4.45pm

4.57pm Update: The answer is the launch of Metro Express (a new service which “combines 30mb of broadband and phone for €30” hence the big ’30’) with Colm Piercy, CEO of Digiweb Group and model Tara O’Farrell.

(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)