Ireland the land that is so special has just been given a double slap in the face by Europe.
A few days ago Noonan announced to the world that the Greek deal was 'not applicable' to Ireland.
Greek deal 'not applicable' to Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 26, 2012
Then Noonan announced Ireland will scour the euro zone's new Greek aid deal for anything that would help Dublin's efforts to pull free from its own EU/IMF bailout as scheduled next year.
Ireland to study new Greek deal for bailout benefits - Yahoo! Finance
Tonight the Eurozone have slapped the buffoon in the face and showed the people just how special we really are.
Eurogroup not prepared to offer Greek bailout terms to Ireland - Juncker
Eurogroup not ready to extend Greek bailout terms - RTÉ NewsThe Chairman of the Eurogroup of finance ministers, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said that ministers were not prepared to extend the same terms to Ireland and Portugal as were agreed last week in order to manage Greece's long term debts.
Mr Juncker was speaking at the conclusion of the fourth Eurogroup meeting in as many weeks.
He said: "I don't think the Eurogroup is prepared to give equally similar treatment to [Portugal and Ireland] when it comes to the detailed discussions taken as far as Greece is concerned."
Earlier, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, said the Government would be interested in looking at elements of the Greek deal to see if they would help Ireland in exiting the bailout programme next year.
In other news Special Ireland was also slapped in the face over the ESM
Wolfgang Schaeuble says ESM will not recapitalise banks in the short term
Schaeuble dampens bank recapitalisation hopes - RTÉ NewsGerman Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has warned against hopes that the EU's permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, could be used to recapitalise banks in the short term.
The stance is important to Ireland, as the Government hopes the €500bn ESM will take stakes in Irish pillar banks such as AIB and Bank of Ireland.
Speaking in the European Parliament, Mr Schaeuble said "it's an exaggerated expectation" that banks could access ESM funding quickly.
Asked later by a Spanish MEP if bank recapitalisation could be speedily arranged, Mr Schaeuble said: "I don't think so."