Monday 5 December 2016

Give details of fateful bank guarantee night

Published 29/04/2011 | 10:11

I AM delighted to hear that Brian Lenihan is now providing more information about the bailout that the taxpayers of Ireland will have to pay as a result of Fianna Fail's negligence.

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Perhaps he will submit to the public record the minutes of the meeting in September 2008 when he and his colleagues met with the bankers which ended up with a blanket guarantee for the banks. The cheapest bailout in history ended up as the biggest bailout in the world.

As a former minister of finance he had a duty to protect and manage the finances of Ireland. He and his predecessors failed miserably. We could not even make 100 years of independence as the Fianna Fail/Greens government signed away our sovereignty.

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