Greek exit of single currency would imperil Ireland and risk the entire euro project
If the stakes were not so high, the meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels on Monday would have been a fascinating human drama. When Michael Noonan meets his colleagues again in Brussels today, the scenes are likely to be no less intense.
But what's happening now is far more important than so many bouts of Brussels bargaining. The ultra-high stakes game being played out almost every hour of every day on Greece's continued membership of the eurozone is of profound importance to us here in Ireland.
Before looking at the latest twists and turns in that saga and assessing the current probability of 'Grexit', let's remind ourselves what is at stake for this country.