Thursday 27 July 2017

Shane Coleman: A 'scoreless draw' for now but the tough games are fast approaching

THE visit of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to Dublin yesterday ended up being the political equivalent of a solid nil-all draw for the Government.

And, after the ups and downs it has endured over the past month in Europe, that is no bad thing.

There have been damaging 'defeats' such as when Mr Schaeuble and his Finnish and Dutch counterparts issued their Helsinki statement and then the real sickener when Chancellor Angela Merkel herself appeared to rule out any retrospective bank debt deal.

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