Wednesday 7 December 2016

The man in the cap can save us from ourselves

Gerry O'Regan

Published 11/04/2015 | 02:30

Patrick Honohan looks more like a man going to the mart to sell a few cattle than the guy who’s in charge of all the money
Patrick Honohan looks more like a man going to the mart to sell a few cattle than the guy who’s in charge of all the money

Some people refer to him as "The Man With The Cap''.

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Patrick Honohan, over our troubled times with banks and bailouts, has become a kind of national springboard when we ache for somebody who will console us with what sounds like assured common sense.

I remember seeing him in Dublin Airport a couple of years ago, when the mad times were at their zenith. Back then we worried if the whole place would go down the tubes because of out-of-control bankers and our own feckless ways.

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