The 2008 blanket bank guarantee was a “fix up” designed to give “insolvent” Irish institutions emergency funding they should never have received, with the “politically biased” error ultimately forcing the ECB to impose the November 2010 bailout when the full crisis emerged.
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
THE arrival of Shane Ross, journalist, author and senator, into the general election campaign, seeking a Dáil seat in George Lee’s old constituency of Dublin South, is not just significant in itself: it could lead to other similarly minded individuals pitching themselves to the electorate, offering themselves as new legislators to add to the public voices they already use.
Fri, 21 Jan, 2011
LAST week David McWilliams had his one-man show, Outsiders, in Tralee. I have never been much of a theatre-goer and the idea of spending an hour and a half listening to one person was not particularly appealing, especially when I tend to become decidedly restless, if the priest goes on even for 10 minutes with a Sunday sermon.
Sat, 11 Dec, 2010