Lise Hand: Bunkered Brian's looking rattled as Brussels blitzkrieg rains down
By golly but the racket of incoming shells in the vicinity of Kildare Street was only deafening yesterday. The boys in Brussels were lobbing every piece of ammo they could lay their hands on in the direction of Biffo's Bunker in Leinster House.
EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn (we thought he was our friend) spoke about Ireland's serious "problem in the banking sector".
The EU Council president, Herman Van Rompuy, warned that the European Union was in a "survival crisis". The German economics minister declared that "the EU cannot throw money out of a helicopter" (whatever that means).