Upheaval in Greece 'arouses' Boyd Barrett, says Gilmore

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has suggested that the political upheaval in Greece is "a cause of arousal" for a leading member of the no side in the Fiscal Treaty referendum campaign.

Mr Gilmore made the remarks in response to People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett, who said the Government should abandon the treaty after Germany said it would delay ratification.

Minister Gilmore accused the Dun Laoghaire TD of getting over-excited about the situation in Greece.

"It may well be that what is happening in Greece is a cause for arousal for you, Deputy Boyd Barrett…It's not the route that sensible people in this country want to go," he said.

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