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Irish Start Bank Charm Offensive as Germany Signals Reservations

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan is stepping up his campaign for a deal on the nation’s legacy banking debt, stopping in Paris, Berlin and Rome before finance ministers gather in Cyprus this week.

Noonan is meeting today with French counterpart Pierre Moscovici before talks with Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Tomorrow, he visits Italy’s Vittorio Grilli and then flies to Cyprus for a meeting of European finance ministers.