Thursday 21 September 2017

Lise Hand: You can bank on Brian to raise interest while in the Dail hot seat

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

The opposition deputies did a double-take when the small gaggle of government ministers filed into the chamber for the Order of Business yesterday.

For the Taoiseach had decided that his Tanaiste's nerves might not withstand a third consecutive day in the Dail hot-seat, and so had prevailed upon Brian Lenihan to take the baton.

The financial geeks in Fine Gael and Labour perked up straightaway -- here was an opportunity to prise answers from the Finance Minister on all sorts of economic and banking-related kerfuffles.

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