'In a Survival Crisis' Irish Debt Woes Make German Banks Uneasy

British and German banks, which hold a combined 288 billion dollars worth of Irish debt, are looking on with increasing unease as Ireland's debt crisis worsens. EU finance ministers are in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the plight with many saying a bailout is unavoidable.
An abandoned construction site on the outskirts of Dublin. Investors are concerned that Ireland won't be able to pay off its debt.

An abandoned construction site on the outskirts of Dublin. Investors are concerned that Ireland won't be able to pay off its debt.

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cgh -- with wire reports