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Irish edge closer to agreeing bail-out
The Irish government is expected to agree to an international bail-out within days after ministers finally admitted that the country’s banks may need assistance.

The Irish government is expected to agree to an international bail-out within days after ministers finally admitted that the country’s banks may need assistance.
Ireland is expected to be offered a loan worth up to €100billion (£85billion) designed to reassure international investors.
David Cameron indicated yesterday that Britain was prepared to assist, although it was not yet clear whether this would be in the form of a direct loan or as part of a European-wide scheme.
Next week MPs are to hold an emergency debate on the British role in the bail-out that could leave taxpayers in this country with a liability of more than £7billion.
Over the past week, the eurozone has been plunged into crisis following growing international concerns over the state of the Irish economy amid widespread problems with its banks.
Irish ministers have previously ruled out the need for international assistance, which led to fears the crisis would spread to countries such as Portugal and Spain.
But Irish government figures admitted they would need assistance yesterday — hours after international finance experts from the EU and International Monetary Fund arrived in Dublin.
When asked about the prospects of a loan, Patrick Honohan, the governor of Ireland’s central bank, said: “It’s not my call. It’s the government at the end. It’s my expectation that that is what is likely to happen.
“It will be a large loan because the purpose of the amount to be advanced, or to be made available, is to show Ireland has sufficient firepower to deal with any concerns of the market.”
Brian Lenihan, the country’s finance minister, added: “If the government has been reticent in making public comment, it has been in the interests of protecting the taxpayer.”
Mr Lenihan told broadcaster RTE the Republic had fought hard over the past two years for financial survival. I certainly don’t feel a sense of shame about fighting hard for this country for the last two years to ensure its financial survival,” said Mr Lenihan.
Other European countries are pushing Ireland to raise its corporate tax rates as a condition of the bail-out.
But Brian Cowen, the Irish prime minister, yesterday insisted that Ireland had not surrendered its sovereignty.
“There is no question of loss of sovereignty for Ireland,” Mr Cowen said.
“The main focus of the ongoing discussions and consultations will be on the banking situation, and yes, there are big issues there.
“In this regard our officials will, over the coming days, be working closely and intensively with officials from the European Commission and the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.”
He added: “I want to be very clear the real economy in Ireland remains strong and sustainable.”
Batt O’Keefe, the Irish trade minister, added that the 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate was not “up for negotiation”.
Mr Cameron said that the British government was prepared to help as the two countries were “very connected”.
“We have an interest in not just the eurozone being a success, we have an interest in Ireland being a success and I certainly don’t want to rule things out,” the Prime Minister said. Alistair Darling, the former Labour chancellor, urged Ireland to accept the bail-out “in all our interests”.
However, British involvement is likely to be opposed by some Tory MPs. Yesterday, Edward Leigh, a senior backbencher, said the British people wanted to be assured “that good money is not being thrown after bad”.
Lord Bannside , the former leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, called for the reunification of Ireland under the Crown yesterday.
In his maiden speech to the Lords the peer, previously the Rev Ian Paisley, cited a letter in the Irish Independent inviting “Her Majesty to come over and take the whole of Ireland under her control”.