Tuesday 12 December 2017

Ministers played dumb as bailout was negotiated

While Brian Cowen and Fianna Fail ministers were publicly denying any talks on a bailout had taken place, officials from the Department of Finance were already in Brussels negotiating a deal.

A former special adviser to the late Brian Lenihan has told how Government officials were taking part in bailout negotiations on the weekend of November 13 and 14 last year -- the very weekend senior ministers denied a bailout was even being discussed.

Economics professor Alan Ahearne was interviewed as part of the second episode of the RTE documentary, 'Inside the Cowen Government' which will be aired tonight at 9.30 on RTE 1.

Irish Independent

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