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# bank debts
Ireland's banks are borrowing less and less from the ECB
New figures show Ireland’s banks are now less reliant on emergency loans than at any other time since September 2008.
# Special Case
German finance minister 'very impressed' with 'special case' Ireland
Wolfgang Schauble said he was confident Ireland would not need a second bailout following a meeting with Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin today.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel
“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”
# Bon amis
French president Hollande: Ireland's bailout is 'a special case'
Francois Hollande echoes Angela Merkel’s comments – saying Ireland differs from other countries because the bailout was forced on us.
# bank debts
Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin call for clarification of Merkel and Kenny communiqué
Sinn Féin described the outcome of last night’s contact between Merkel and Kenny as a reiteration of a previous statement, while Fianna Fáil called for ‘plain language’.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Now with added Miriam and Pat from 1989
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# bank debts
'Ireland is a special case': Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout
Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.
# In summary
11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.
# Bailout Review
IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets
The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…
# Bankers
Colm McCarthy: Irish bank debt was incurred "under threats" from ECB
The UCD economist said that no other eurozone country has taken on the kind of bank-related debt that Ireland took on – and warned that it may not be sustainable.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy with the new Eurozone deal?
Ireland is set to save between €600-€800m on its loans – does this go far enough?