Greek crisis: The serious risks for Ireland of a Greek euro departure

The Greek crisis and the wider eurozone uncertainty could also provide opportunities for Ireland - though, for now, the focus is on the risks, writes Cliff Taylor.

19th May, 2012
Michael Noonan at the Bloomberg Link Ireland economic summit in Dublin. Photo: Bloomberg

The Greek crisis and the wider uncertainty in the eurozone provide new problems for the government here. Depending on how things pan out, it could also provide opportunities - though, for the moment, the focus is on the risks.

The reiteration by a number of Irish ministers that Greece should stay in the euro is likely to be based more on the risks we face if it leaves, rather than any particular solidarity with Athens....

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