Noonan to meet Draghi as Greek debt talks stumble

By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Brussels Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will meet Mario Draghi, the ECB president, in Frankfurt later today. Although the two men will have met on the margins of EU finance ministers’ meetings, this will be their first formal meeting since the Italian took over from Jean-Claude Trichet in November. The government is still seeking to lower the €63bn portion of the country’s debt burden which relates to the bailout of Irish banks.  Dublin’s argument …