Bankers are treating us with contempt
WHEN Brian Lenihan was Finance Minister, he made it clear that he did not want an AIB 'insider' appointed to a vacant position in AIB. His demands were ignored and Colm Doherty was appointed. Despite this, the minister did absolutely nothing to reverse AIB's decision, demonstrating that the banks run the country, not the people's elected representatives.
Before the recent election, we were told by the coalition parties that if they were elected there would be a complete change to the way things had been done by Fianna Fail governments. This promise didn't last long.
The Fine Gael/Labour Government has reneged on their commitments not to put another public cent into the banks, and to make those who gambled on the Irish economy pay for some of their losses. Their excuse is that the EU will not allow them to do what the Irish people elected them to do.