Thursday 21 September 2017

Honohan happy to take back seat as powerhouses gather

Laura Noonan

Laura Noonan

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

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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