ANALYSIS: Irish government deeply ambivalent on Syriza debt deal

ANALYSIS: Irish government deeply ambivalent on Syriza debt deal

There is great ambivalence in Irish government circles about the idea of a European debt conference as suggested by the Greek anti-austerity party Syriza.

Despite both Michael Noonan’s and Joan Burton’s public welcome for the idea last week, there is great ambivalence in Irish government circles about the idea of a European debt conference as suggested by the Greek anti-austerity party Syriza, which has formed a coalition after yesterday's election.

According to sources with knowledge of the discussions, senior civil servants are especially wary of backing the plan, which they fear would identify Ireland with countries like...

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