Deputy Doherty – Kenny/Merkel statement changes nothing

Sinn Feins Finance spokesperson says last nights joint statement from the Taoiseach and German Chancellor clarifies nothing on Ireland's bank debt.

Last week she seemed to cast fresh doubt on the prospects of a deal for Ireland, saying EU money would only be used to deal with future debt problems.

However Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel last night said they agreed that Ireland is a special case, and this should be taken into account.

But Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says the German Chancellor just reiterated what she said in June last night....