EU Finance Ministers in Dublin

European finance ministers have arrived at  Dublin Castle this morning for the start of one and a half days of informal meetings of the Ecofin group.

The  finance ministers are expected to talk about the  fallout from the Cyprus bailout  which saw bank deposits targeted for the first time.

Other topics for discussion include The Future shape of Banking Union in the EU ; Action on tax transparency and tax fraud/evasion in the international context.
The Ecofin meeting takes place from 9 to 6 today and from 9 to 12.40 on Saturday

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) have been outside protesting about cuts  since 7.30am today (Fri)

The Campaign Against Home & Water Taxes  (CAHWT) have organised a Property Tax protest march tomorrow to Dublin Castle . ( The Ecofin meeting will have ended by the time the march arrives !)