Lise Hand: Enda eyes bigger picture as he swallows bitter bill
Published 25/01/2012 | 05:00
The Opposition can rend garments, gnash teeth, rail at the heavens all they like, but the Taoiseach is handing over that cheque for €1.25bn of our hard-earned loot today, come hell or high dudgeon.
And notwithstanding the grim fact that this serious wedge of taxpayers' money is being placed into the paws of those upstanding pillars of society known as the unsecured bondholders of the deader-than-dead Anglo Irish Bank, Enda is not for burning.
"We are not going to have the name 'defaulter' written across our foreheads, we will pay our way," he declared during Leaders' Questions in the Dail yesterday.