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Thank heavens for the happy heretics of the IMF

It’s confession time down at the Banking Inquiry. The confessions are a trifle premature. Suddenly there is a real danger that the inquiry’s appetisers will render the main course less digestible.

Honest words remind us of home-grown talent

Remember Ireland’s solution to its banking board problem? We went overseas. We hunted the banking highways and byways of the globe to decorate Irish boards.

Enda volunteers Ireland for Angela’s army

The Scene: The Cabinet Room in Dublin’s Merrion Street. In the chair, Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Ireland has a dog in the Greek election race

Today is D-Day for Greece. And it could be an awkward one for Enda too.Greece’s left-wing Syriza party is poised for power. Its principal promise is to put Greek debt back on the table.

Success! Noonan cosies up to the vampire squid

The pending sale of the Government’s AIB shares is being spun as a triumph. Last Monday, Finance Minister Michael Noonan took space in an Irish Times article to announce yet another government “success”.

Enda faces humiliation from Greek sabre-rattler

Last Sunday morning the Gods smiled on the small village of Ballyhea, Co Cork.
After Mass, the residents gathered in the winter sun to protest – for the 200th time – against Ireland’s crippling bank debt. After a short, silent march – with banners galore – the crowd assembled at a hotel in nearby Charleville.

One inconvenient truth won’t halt this AIB travesty

“Not me guv,” retorted Pontia the Central Banker.
Last week Michael Noonan caused ructions in the Irish stock market. The Finance Minister morphed into a financial adviser. He set himself up as a guardian of the small shareholder.

Ansbacker Returns to Haunt Official Ireland

Give us a break. Stifle the phoney outrage. We all knew that certain Fianna Fail TDs were as crooked as bent nails in the Sixties and Seventies.

Haughty, contemptuous: that’s the ECB for you

Margaret Thatcher would have been proud of Mario Draghi last Thursday.
Back in 1984 the Iron Lady famously dismissed all Irish proposals for a Northern Irish solution, rejecting each possible solution with the contemptuous words: “Out, out, out.”
At a press conference in Frankfurt on Thursday the long-winded ECB chief was equally dismissive of questions about Ireland and its relationship with the ECB.

New plutocrat joins board at State-owned AIB

Congratulations to AIB. They have pulled the stroke of the year. Last week they appointed a new chairman. Behold, the whiter than white knight on a charger anointed by the AIB board. Enter Richard Pym, the celebrated bank troubleshooter.
Richard the troubleshooter is being sold as a different kettle of fish from his disastrous predecessors.
Richard is the ideal choice for the State-owned bank. The board has dug up its dream director. He is steeped in banking experience.