Tuesday 24 January 2017

Lenihan's confessions may just strengthen FG's hand

Bruce Arnold

Published 30/04/2011 | 05:00

A FRIEND said to me over supper, one night this week that Brian Lenihan was showing true patriotism in his ongoing confession of what really happened over the bailout.

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My own thoughts on this were eccentric enough. I thought of John Gower, the English poet and author of Confessio Amantis, a 33,000-word poem about life and love written at the time of Chaucer.

Mr Lenihan, who has a certain measure of literary understanding, will know what I mean.

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