The Taoiseach has told the EU's 27 member states that Ireland's making progress, but we'd be better able to move forward, if our debt were more sustainable.
Enda Kenny has said he will seek a reduction in the cost of Ireland's bail out - in exchange for any concession on treaty changes.
The future of the Euro is top of the agenda at the summit in Brussels tonight.
Talks are centred on the leveraging of the EFSF - and how to press forward with changes to the Lisbon Treaty, something that could result in a referendum in Ireland.
Speaking earlier today in France, Enda Kenny urged EU leaders to take decisive action to resolve the euro zone economic crisis: "This is a crucial week for Europe, and what is required here is decisiveness and clarity and simplicity from European leaders about dealing with our crisis now and making arrangements for a European Union that can survive into the future"