Ireland's Department of Finance slammed the Irish Independent article.
"There is absolutely no truth to a rumor concerning external assistance. It is based on a local misinterpretation of a research report," a spokesman said in a statement.Reuters full article HERE.
It's anyone's guess what the true state of Ireland's finances will be in the next 6 months to a year. But keep in mind the protestations against default by the Greek government up to the eve of the massive EU bailout.