Posts Tagged brian lenihan

When Will the Perp Walks Start?

Interesting listening on today’s Morning Ireland (well worth a listen).  George Lee has now formally used the word “fraud” in relation to what has been happening in Anglo Irish Bank.  About time too.  And if Anglo have a problem with that, I look forward to them suing George Lee and RTÉ.  I don’t think they’ll […]

AIB & BoI to be Nationalised?

Given that we’re now talking about €8bn to recapitalise the banks, wouldn’t that shift the balance so far to the State as an owner (compared to the existing shareholders) that it’s effective nationalisation?  If we as a country are going to go that far, will the Government decide to go the whole hog and nationalise […]

Told You So

Well, I did. Budget 2009 seems like a long time ago.  Things have gotten a hell of a lot worse since then.  But all the warning signs were there, and the Government’s failure to address them has been astonishing.  Still, in February, they’re only talking about doing something. As I said back in October, what […]

What’s the Plan?

So, Budget 2009 has come and gone (at least until next week, when Brian Lenihan starts reversing decisions, and March, when he needs a mini-Budget because all the income predictions are wildly optimistic). But where’s the plan?  Why is there no articulation of how this Budget, and the two or three to follow, will bring […]

Pensioners Lose Medical Care While the Rich Pay Less PRSI

PRSI Ceiling removal would pay for medical card reinstatement three times over As we all know by now, Fianna Fáil have taken the medical card away from pensioners, causing huge consternation and uproar. Just as bad was the bare-faced bailout for developers, where the Government will now provide mortgages to those who can’t get bank […]