DUBLIN, April 5 These are some of the leading
stories in Ireland's newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not
verified these stories and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
THE IRISH TIMES
- Dissident republicans were waging a "useless war against
peace", the Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness
has asserted following Saturday's murder of Constable Ronan Kerr
in Omagh, Co Tyrone.
- Bank of Ireland (BKIR.I) plans to sell its UK asset-based
lender Burdale Financial and its global project finance units in
the UK and internationally, to help raise capital as it tries to
avoid government control.
- Smurfit Kappa (SKG.I) chief executive Gary McGann received
an 18.3 per cent increase in his remuneration last year to 2.64
million euros, according to the paper and packaging company's
- The Department of Finance has insisted there is no
prospect of 16 billion worth of "small" development loans
transferring over to Nama, even though some banks believe this
may "potentially" happen.
- Huge international backing for our economy's ability to
recover flooded in last night, in the wake of the 24 billion
euros bank rescue plan.
- Ireland will almost certainly have to wait at least
another month before getting a cut in the interest rate it pays
on its EU/IMF loan, according to EU and government sources.
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