Tight-lipped Honohan suddenly goes all shy
Published 14/05/2010 | 05:00
What has happened to the once-talkative and slightly-impish Central Bank governor, Professor Patrick Honohan?
Two days after the European Central Bank's (ECB) unprecedented €750bn bailout of the eurozone's most indebted countries, Prof Honohan's handlers told the Small Firms Association (SFA) to ban reporters who had been previously invited to an SFA event for the country's small businesses where the governor was speaking.
Those reporters who turned up anyway were unable to get a word out of the great man.
A day later, a version of his speech was published on the bank's website -- but not before the conspiracy theorists had gone into overdrive, worrying that our once media friendly and open Central Bank boss had been gagged by the ECB machine.
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