Germany defeated twice in two days!

Well, that headline may or not be accurate.  I don’t follow soccer, as there’s far too much paint drying in the world that needs to be watched.  But I am aware that Germany were losing a big soccer game at some point last night.

Then this:

Ireland has secured a deal in principle to alleviate the country’s debt burden, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.

Enda Kenny says Ireland has secured a deal in principle to alleviate the country’s debt burden

The breakthrough came in the early hours of the morning during a dramatic impromptu summit of eurozone leaders in Brussels.

According to a statement issued at 4am, eurozone leaders pledged to “examine the situation of the Irish financial sector with the view of further improving the sustainability of the well-performing adjustment programme.”

More on RTÉ, here.

Ok, it’s short on detail, and on timeframe, but this is huge.  The country might not be totally screwed after all.  This is a story to follow all day, along with the news around the Quinn family – could we really get two big, good news stories in the one day?

 

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