By Eoin Molloy
European politics is known for its impassioned debate and stirring speeches. Finance Minister Michael Noonan ended up on the wrong side of that passion following a Eurogroup meeting of all EU finance ministers in Brussels.
Minster Noonan appeared before the press sporting a shiner that would make Johnny Sexton wince.
It was later revealed by Associated Press that Michael Noonan received a bit of a rough-housing from German finance minster, Wolfgang Schauble, after he asked for a write-down on Ireland’s colossus of debt.
According to sources, Minister Noonan was given a wedgie and several Chinese burns before receiving a headbutt to the eye.
Minister Schauble then proceeded to eat Mr Noonan’s packed ham sandwiches in front of him while chanting: ‘Deutschland Uber Alles’.
Ireland will now proceed with the original debt repayments as planned.