DUBLIN, April 24 The British election on June 8
will not impact the timing of Irish government plans to launch
an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in state-owned Allied
Irish Banks, Ireland's Finance Minister said on Monday.
The government has repeatedly said that the next available
window for an IPO is between mid May and the first week of July
and Michael Noonan said there would be plenty of time to get the
IPO away in the weeks after June 8.
"We haven't decided on any particular date. What we have
said is the window of opportunity for a variety of reasons is
between mid May and early July and the UK election doesn't
interfere with that window," Noonan told reporters in Dublin.
(Reporting by Conor Humphries; editing by David Clarke)