Thursday 18 January 2018

Eamon Gilmore admits fears about Merkel view on debt deal

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore admits he is concerned by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about bank debt.

But Mr Gilmore says the decision of EU leaders to separate State and bank debt, including a debt deal for Ireland, has been upheld by the 27 members of the EU.

“There is work to be done in working it through,” he said.

Mr Gilmore said he had no regrets in describing the June 29 decision as a game changer.

He also rejected suggestions the coalition had failed to contact EU governments since the debt deal.

“There has been continuing contact by the Government with the German government and other governments,” he said.

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