The recently appointed head of the informal but powerful group of Finance Ministers of the 17 euro States hit the headlines with a bang lately when he was reported in the FT as indicating that what was done in Cyprus - taking money from bank depositors - was a template, something to be followed in future troubled States.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem is the Dutch Fin Min. He spent a year studying at UCC. Informed sources suggest that the year taught him much about candour. Much of the reaction to his comments about Cyprus missed the fact that he was probably guilty only of speaking the truth.
The Eurogroup is one of those bodies that seemed to emerge from nowhere. It was not based in the EU treaties. It has no formal constitution. Yet as a body it wields enormous power. A former head of one of the world's largest hedge funds talks of it being part of a shadow government, not directly accountable to the public yet exerting huge authority over them - or over their money.
Mr Dijsselbloem has volunteered to subject himself to a 'moderated' question and answer session tomorrow in UCC.
What do we need to know?
PS The beagling bit may not be true.