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Noonan’s walk of shame as the bullied join the bully boys

Charlie Flanagan is Ireland’s Minister for foreign affairs. God help us. Charlie is a nice chap, but what he is doing in Iveagh House is one of the great mysteries of Irish politics.

 

The constipated sphinx breaks ranks and turns on the bankers

The last time Kevin Cardiff appeared before a Dail committee, he resembled a constipated sphinx. His 2011 summons to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proved tortuous. The then head of the Department of Finance was on the back foot after a €3.6bn error in the State’s finances occurred on his watch. Extracting information from the sphinx was like pulling teeth from the mouth of an unwilling dragon.

Hurley cuts a sad figure at Banking Inquiry

Gone were the chauffeur, the gofers and all the other trappings that used to surround the human powerhouse of the civil service. Gone were the hangers-on, once mandatory for the top mandarins. Gone, too, were the sense of entitlement, the lofty disdain that the elite once exuded when confronted by the elected.

 

Bankers turn the tables on the Banking Inquiry

The bankers are playing a blinder. Someone, somewhere has been giving them some wickedly shrewd advice.

Old wounds reopen with scrappy 70-somethings

Has Michael Noonan lost his touch? The sure-footed Minister for Finance has become accident-prone in recent weeks. Instead of floating above the media scrum, Noonan has descended to political jousting. Not all of it has seen the avuncular Michael emerging in glory.

 

Pym the Pauper shares his sausage and chips

Do not be fooled by AIB’s tiny cut in rates last Friday. One cut does not kill a cartel.

 

Noonan casts our votes for UK banking insiders

This week Michael Noonan has a chance to redeem all his past sins. He could make an epoch-breaking statement. Sadly, he has already blown it.

Noonan could help variable victims, but he won’t

Bravo for the bankers. Have you swallowed the new narrative from the banks? Bankers and their fellow travellers are peddling big, big porkies.

 

Aer Rianta: Pensions deferred are pensions denied

Angela Cunningham is 60. She has been a lone parent, the mother of two children, since 1991. Angela has worked hard outside the home to rear her children, all her life.

Where Berlin leads, Kenny’s henchmen follow

What do little Greece and big France have in common?