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From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Was the liquidation of IBRC necessary? Opinion

Column: Was the liquidation of IBRC necessary?

Let’s hope IBRC’s liquidation can ultimately be justified – because this type of rush-job smacks of the panicked decisions made in 2008, writes Sarah McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's cost of borrowing falls as NTMA formally issues new bonds Moving On Up?

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls as NTMA formally issues new bonds

The body that manages Irish debt has formally issued new bonds to replace the promissory notes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Did the government get a good deal on the promissory notes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did the government get a good deal on the promissory notes?

The government argues that swapping the €3.06 billion annual payments for long-term bonds is the best we could have got, but others argue we’re still paying the debt. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added Facebook privacy Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Facebook privacy

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will the young pay for the sins of the old under the promissory note deal? Opinion

Column: Will the young pay for the sins of the old under the promissory note deal?

The restructured debt obligation will give the Government fiscal space and breathing room. Whether this benefits the young depends on what they do with that time, writes Sam Brazys.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on promissory note deal Promissory Notes

As it happened: Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on promissory note deal

The two Ministers will be holding a press conference from 4pm about the promissory note agreement. Let’s see what they have to say.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: First payment on new Government bonds in 2038 Promissory Notes

Kenny: First payment on new Government bonds in 2038

The final payment of the bonds that replace the promissory notes will take place in 2053.

From TheJournal.ie TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes Promissory Notes

TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes

Deputies Micheál Martin and Peadar Tóibín both criticised the lack of facility for debate on the issue in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Draghi says ECB "took note" of IBRC liquidation Promissory Notes

Draghi says ECB "took note" of IBRC liquidation

The European Central Bank President said that no decision has been taken on the IBRC promissory note.

From TheJournal.ie Video: TDs argue over when to start debating the IBRC liquidation bill Prom Night This post contains videos

Video: TDs argue over when to start debating the IBRC liquidation bill

“Could I honourably suggest that if you want some order from the government TDs then perhaps you should close the Dáil bar.”

'Is this the Gathering?': The very best #promnight tweets Prom Night This post contains images

'Is this the Gathering?': The very best #promnight tweets

Whatever happens, we’ll tweet our way out of this.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What happened last night? Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now? Promissory Notes

Explainer: What happened last night? Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now?

Why on earth were the Dáil and Seanad sitting until the small hours of this morning? This might help…

From TheJournal.ie Hayes: "Substantial contingency planning" by government on IBRC Prom Night

Hayes: "Substantial contingency planning" by government on IBRC

He also said that Ireland is the most likely country to get back to the markets due to the “extraordinary patience and hard work” of its people over the last five years.

From TheJournal.ie Financial services union calls on Noonan to guarantee IBRC jobs Promissory Notes

Financial services union calls on Noonan to guarantee IBRC jobs

Last night the Finance minister said he understood most staff would be rehired by the liquidators or by NAMA when it takes on the bank’s assets.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank reassures IBRC customers they will be repaid Promissory Notes

Central Bank reassures IBRC customers they will be repaid

The banks said all eligible deposits under its guarantee scheme will be covered up to a limit of €100,000 per person.

From TheJournal.ie President signs legislation to liquidate IBRC into law Promissory Notes

President signs legislation to liquidate IBRC into law

The President returned from his official visit to Rome yesterday to sign the emergency legislation.

From TheJournal.ie TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting Prom Night

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting

TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC Prom Night This post contains videos

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC

Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC Prom Night

Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC

Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC Prom Night

As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC

Catch up with text commentary from the Dáil as TDs voted to wind up the former Anglo.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?

The government wants to issue long-term bonds to get rid of the IBRC promissory notes. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation Ibrc

President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation

Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting Ibrc

Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting

It’ll be a late one in the Dail.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’ Ibrc

Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’

Paul Kehoe: “The Minister for Finance has taken action to secure the stability of IBRC in the face of these leaks.”

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC Promissory Note

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC

TDs will reconvene after 10pm tonight to discuss plans to transfer IBRC’s assets to NAMA – as part of a deal to replace the promissory notes with long-term Government bonds.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government's budget adviser Debt

Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government's budget adviser

Professor John McHale, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, said Ireland has made huge progress – but is not out of the woods yet.

From TheJournal.ie Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment Promissory Note

Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment

15 TDs, led by Shane Ross, have tabled a motion calling for a public assertion that Ireland won’t make the next repayment.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan still chasing 'good deal' in promissory note talks Promissory Notes

Noonan still chasing 'good deal' in promissory note talks

The finance minister says saying the deal is dead is “premature”, but vows: Ireland “is not going to default.”

From TheJournal.ie Report: ECB rules out long-term bond to replace promissory note Promissory Notes

Report: ECB rules out long-term bond to replace promissory note

Reuters cites ECB sources as saying the proposal was discussed this week – and ruled out as being illegal under EU treaties.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn family to appear in court for questioning over assets Quinn

Quinn family to appear in court for questioning over assets

The court ruled last month that IBRC could cross examine Seán Quinn’s children to “fill the vacuum”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What would it take for Ireland to escape the Anglo promissory note? Opinion

Column: What would it take for Ireland to escape the Anglo promissory note?

Pat Rabbitte has said Ireland won’t make the €3billion payment. But the real situation is much bleaker, writes Sarah McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will the government get a deal on promissory notes? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Deal on Irish bank debt 'can be reached before 2014' - Kenny Brussels

Deal on Irish bank debt 'can be reached before 2014' - Kenny

The Taoiseach says discussions on the help Ireland can receive from the ESM can continue before a new banking supervisor is set up.

From TheJournal.ie Commercial Court to allow cross examination of Quinn family Quinn

Commercial Court to allow cross examination of Quinn family

The order allows IBRC to question them about their about bank accounts as well as the alleged transfer of assets to offshore companies.

From TheJournal.ie Government will not pay €3.1bn promissory note for former Anglo Irish Bank in March - Rabbitte Promissory Note

Government will not pay €3.1bn promissory note for former Anglo Irish Bank in March - Rabbitte

The Minister says he is confident of winning over the European Central Bank on the matter before March.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: I don't see why we should pay the €3bn promissory note next year Anglo

Varadkar: I don't see why we should pay the €3bn promissory note next year

The government is trying to do a deal on Anglo debt to avoid having to pay the €3 billion in March -but the ECB is warning that it may not be possible.

From TheJournal.ie Former Anglo Irish Bank to sue auditors who will 'vigorously defend' case Anglo

Former Anglo Irish Bank to sue auditors who will 'vigorously defend' case

Ernst & Young is being sued over its involvement in the auditing of the former Anglo Irish Bank prior to it being nationalised nearly four years ago.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

GAA fans lose an institution as Quinns of Drumcondra shuts its doors

Where many a day turned to midnight…