Howlin: Promissory note deal must have 'social dividend'14/02/2013 - 11:34:02
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin Brendan Howlin has told the Dáil today that there must be a "social dividend" to the liquidation of the IBRC.
He said that every citizen must benefit from the deal on the bad debts of Anglo, which involved a reworking of the promissory notes so the money does not have to be paid next month.
The benefit to putting off payment until 2038 has been estimated at €1bn.
"The best possible thing this country was achieved last week," said Minister Howlin.
"But it is only one step in the path of recovery which we must do. And I want to agree with the Deputy, that there must be a social dividend from the incremental progress we're making because in truth, the Irish people have taken an enormous burden."
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