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Archive for March, 2014

How Much Longer Can Politicians Hide Behind Their Civil Servants?

Was Brian Purcell, secretary of the Department of Justice, emissary or executioner?
From the moment that Purcell rang Martin Callinan’s front door bell last Monday night, the Garda Commissioner was a dead man walking. And Callinan must have known his fate the second he saw the face of the official in the hallway.

The gravy train for consultants and auditors rolls on

‘EVERY idiot who gets fired in the industry shows up as a consultant somewhere. Shoot the consultants . . .”

The speaker was Michael O’Leary, delivering a typically robust rebuke to his hosts, Anglo Irish Bank, at a business breakfast in 2005. (more…)

The Vulture Steals a March on the Minister

Wilbur Ross is no longer a hero of the Irish nation. Three years ago the US billionaire did Michael Noonan a big favour. He relieved the Minister for Finance of a burden. A bundle of Bank of Ireland shares changed hands at 10c each. Noonan saved over a billion euro.
Ross, Fairfax Finance and a few other bottom-fishers had bought a pile of junk. Or so it seemed. Michael Noonan, the schoolteacher from Limerick, had wiped the eye of one of the US’s most ruthless vulture capitalists.

Questions to Rehab Execs Over Salaries

Want to Invest in ‘Pillar’ banks? Trust me, Wait.

SO you missed the property bounce? No bottle. You are beginning to think the unthinkable. You were burnt in the last bank shares bubble back in 2008, but this time is different.