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‘We should be grateful to Ed Honohan and his big brother Patrick’

Noirin Hegarty

Published 12/05/2011 | 15:15

The shared surname is the first giveaway. Then there’s a familiarity to the voices, a shared tone, a distinctive cadence. But the most important characteristic Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan and his brother Edmund, Master of the High Court, share is a moral authority and a clear awareness of right and wrong.

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Last November when the nation was convulsed by the threat of an EU/IMF intervention in our sovereignty crisis, Patrick Honohan was the first voice to tell the people of Ireland the true situation.

After a week of prevarication and some downright lies from government, Mr Honohan went on Morning Ireland and told it like it was – we needed a bailout and we were going to get one for many billions of Euro.

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