Coalition trumpets its success, but the opinion polls still tell a different story
Now we know. The Taoiseach tells us that he did not get a "specific" briefing to the effect that we might have to send in the Army to protect the banks and the ATMs if the euro currency collapsed.
It seems that people did say that in his hearing years ago, at a time when some thought of a collapse, with horrific consequences, might indeed occur.
To tell the truth, it sounded to me less like a dramatic warning from the Governor of the Central Bank - who had no role in military affairs - than a top- of-the-head comment from a bigwig chatting with other bigwigs and possibly downing a glass or two.