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Ireland Outside the Euro?

In Ireland outside the Euro, George Lee explores our relationship with the Euro and asks the question: can the Euro hold together?
Lee interviews a series of experts from Ireland, the UK, Belgium and Germany - looking at what the future of the Euro might be. Some argue for a break up as the only natural outcome, others for further European integration.

George Lee asks whether the Euro was a flawed concept at its inception. Could the Irish, the Greeks and the Italians ever be as competitive as the Germans? How can Europe deal with the challenges that lie in front of its banking system? Will European countries come together to share the burden of sovereign and bank debt that now hangs over the continent? In the instance of a break-up or some peripheral countries being vulnerable to an exit - how would Ireland fare outside the Euro currency? Would it be better, as some have argued, or set us back decades?

Ireland Outside the Euro?
  • RT Two, Monday 11 June 2012 21:35