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Relations between Pat Rabbitte (back, left) and Michael Noonan (front, right) were reportedly strained at last week's cabinet meeting. Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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Poll: Will the government get a deal on promissory notes?

There have been disputes in cabinet over who gets to say what – but at the end of day, will we get a deal?

TODAY’S SUNDAY INDEPENDENT describes a “furious row” that broke out at last week’s Cabinet meeting between two senior ministers over the discussion on Ireland’s promissory notes.

It describes discussions between Michael Noonan and Pat Rabbitte – who last Sunday said Ireland would not make its next €3.06 billion repayment – with Noonan reportedly telling Rabbitte that the promissory note discussions were none of his business.

The report illustrates the tensions within government about securing a deal with the ECB to restructure the notes, changing the current system which will see Ireland pay a total of about €48 billion over the next two decades as a hangover from emergency loans to Anglo Irish Bank.

Talks have been ongoing for over a year now, so this morning we ask: Do you think the government will secure a deal with the ECB to restructure Ireland’s promissory notes?

Poll Results:

No (1059)
I don't know (784)
Yes (261)

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