Michael Noonan says he’s never taken a ‘hard line’ against Greece – as Eurozone finance ministers meet to discuss the country’s future in the single currency. michael noonan 2 Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is bringing forward new bailout proposals today – just days after the Greek public rejected strict terms offered by Europe. It’s understood his plan includes a demand for Greece’s 320 billion euro debt to be cut by up to 30 per cent – however, Germany has warned there will be no unconditional write-off. Finance Minister Michael Noonan says he hopes a solution can be found – and has denied Ireland is being ‘tough’ on Greece.