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
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.
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?
I’ve an AIB customer since I was 18. I closed my accounts today.
— Gerard Cunningham (@faduda) March 21, 2012
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)