Wednesday 21 February 2018

A decent man

• The criticism of Brian Lenihan expressed by Joe Curran (Letters, June 12) -- and, in particular, his accusation that the former minister is responsible for "running this country over the cliff" -- is both inaccurate and unfair.

Contrary to popular wisdom, the bank guarantee issued in September 2008 is not the root cause of our economic problems.

This point was made repeatedly by Brian Lenihan during 2009 and 2010, in that bank recapitalisation would have been required regardless of whether or not the guarantee had been issued.

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