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Ireland in talks to get EU financial aid -sources

BRUSSELS, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Ireland is in talks about tapping emergency funds from the European Financial Stability Facility and it is very likely that it will get a funding programme, euro zone sources said on Friday. "Talks are ongoing and European Financial Stability Facility money will be used, there will be no haircuts or restructuring or anything of the kind," one euro zone source said. "It is very likely that Ireland will get a programme," the source said. A second source confirmed that talks are taking place. "The talks are ongoing between the EU and Ireland on a lending package from the EFSF, of unspecified size," the second euro zone source said. "It is clear there will be no haircuts, which should help restore calm to markets," the source said. (Reporting by Jan Strupczewski, editing by Rex Merrifield) Keywords: EUROZONE IRELAND/ (jan.strupczewski@reuters.com; +32-2-287 6837; Reuters messaging: jan.strupczewski.reuters.com@reuters.net) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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