Will anyone be satisfied with the bargain? Will anyone?
Under such conditions, it is not surprising that the negotiations imposed a heavy physical burden on both Collins and Tsipras, particularly towards the end when the cumulative effects of several intensive weeks of negotiating and travelling combined with an intensification of pressure to produce an almost unbearable situation, emotionally and physically.
'Submit to our proposals (demands) or face ruination' was the common line adopted by Llyod George and Angela Merkel. Be it gun boats up the Liffey or annihilation of Greek banks, both men were left with little choice but to accept the unacceptable.
Now Tsipras must convince his people that this is the only deal on the table. It remains to be seen if he can succeed in a society deeply divided by what they justifiably see as a coup d'etat.
One would think, considering our history and that Enda Kenny himself cites Collins as his hero, that Ireland would have adopted a more concillatory and understanding position of the democratic crisis facing Greece. Alas, any association between the hawkish neo-lib politics of modern Fine Gael and Micheal Collins is but a figment of Enda Kenny's imagination.