Wednesday 22 November 2017

Lise Hand: TDs hungry for more after getting their man

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

BY golly but tails were up all around the Dail chamber yesterday. Chests were puffed out with satisfaction and the smell in the air was the sweet scent of victory.

Finally, finally, after a prolonged spell of every sort of political pressure from feather-light hints (the Taoiseach) to outright statements (Eamon O Cuiv), the Bank of Ireland chief Richie 'Rich' Boucher caved in on Wednesday night and agreed to forego his €1.5m pension fund top-up.

The sum, of course, is chicken-feed in the bigger and utterly dismal picture of the billions blown by our bonkers bankers, but, nonetheless, the prospect of one bigwig being denied his sweeties did imbue the citizenry with a bit of a warm, fuzzy glow yesterday.

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