Pearse Doherty TD says bailout debt deal attemps are a ‘sideshow’

Sinn Féin says a deal being sought on part of our bailout debt is a "sideshow".

The coalition says the agreement from Eurozone finance ministers to look at lengthening the payback period for the loans has the potential to save us billions.

Sinn Féin's Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says any real benefit to taxpayers would only come from a deal on banking debt:

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