Sunday 11 December 2016

Honohan happy to take back seat as powerhouses gather

Published 07/05/2011 | 05:00

OBSCURITY can hold a great charm to it sometimes, as Central Bank governor Professor Patrick Honohan may well have learned this week in Helsinki.

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The great and the good from central banks across Europe and beyond gathered to discuss the global financial crisis and the path forward, with some fairly high-level academics thrown in to keep things suitably ambitious.

But as the debates raged on for a day-and-a-half, not a single speaker or questioner mentioned the world-famous financial basket case that is Ireland, where Anglo won us the Guinness Book of Records title for highest bank losses ever.

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