The night we were all mugged for €8bn
When the ECB chief threatened a 'bomb' in Dublin, Noonan caved in on bondholders, says Gene Kerrigan
Published 13/09/2015 | 02:30
Was Brian Lenihan really a liar? Whose word can we trust? Why the silence? Does the Dail have any function any more?
And when the State is under direct, explicit threat, what is the duty of a government minister?
On March 31, 2011, shortly after the election of the current Government, the late Brian Lenihan rose in the Dail to reply to a speech by the new Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan. The debate was on recapitalising and restructuring the banks.