Sammy Wilson says Ireland leaving euro would bring "certain advantages"

Northern Ireland’s finance minister Sammy Wilson said there may be “certain advantages” in Ireland leaving the euro. Separately, Peter Robinson has threatened to quit in a row over prison reform.

15th November, 2011
Sammy Wilson says Ireland leaving euro would bring "certain advantages"
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Northern Ireland’s finance minister Sammy Wilson said there may be “certain advantages” in the Republic of Ireland leaving the euro, as the crisis enveloping the currency intensifies.

The German government suggested yesterday countries should be allowed to leave the euro if staying in it becomes too tough, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party voted to allow euro states to quit the currency area.

“I see certain advantages in that,”...

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