Tuesday 23 May 2017

I don’t see the eurozone falling apart: Taoiseach

Independent.ie reporters

ENDA Kenny said today he does not contemplate the failure of the euro ... or the break-up of the eurozone.

The Taoiseach told the Dáil this afternoon,that the situation in Greece seemed to have focused on what the future held there.



And the decision by the Italian parliament today might well decide what direction it wanted to take.



He told the House: “The very strong feeling at the meeting of the eurozone leaders was to make the decisions politically that are necessary to deal with this comprehensively.’’



The Taoiseach was replying to Shane Ross TD, who asked what Government plans existed to deal with a break-up of the eurozone.



“The people of Ireland and this House would like to know that the Government has plans in place for this particular catastrophe happening," the Independent Deputy asked.



“It is now not necessarily a likelihood, but it is a real possibility.’’



Mr Kenny acknowledged that if there was a crisis in the eurozone, a special European council meeting would be called.



But he added: “I believe, very strongly, that the European leadership will deal with this politically."



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