Opinion Analysis

Tuesday 22 August 2017

The truth hurts -- but lying comes at high cost

Denying a second bailout is dangerously misleading and will come back to haunt, says Daniel McConnell

When is it OK to tell a lie? Think back 14 months. Brian Cowen, Brian Lenihan and the previous government got into major trouble by trying to maintain a lie that we weren't in talks to bring the IMF into the country.

They said we were fully funded for months ahead and we didn't need it.

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