Brian Lenihan said the bank guarantee scheme was “a necessary first step” and “the cheapest bailout in the world so far” compared with bank rescues where “billions and billions of taxpayers’ money are being poured into financial institutions”. “It allows us to move on and examine other questions which may have to be addressed to… Continue reading Remember this?
Sean Fitzpatrick today resigned his position as chairman of Anglo-Irish Bank. ‘My decision to tender my resignation has been prompted by the fact that at the 30th September, 2008, I had fully secured loans, on normal commercial terms, with the Bank totalling €87 million which will be included in the annual report for 2008 in… Continue reading Money Talks
‘The Government has decided either through the National Pensions Reserve Fund or otherwise and subject to terms and conditions, to support, alongside existing [bank] shareholders and private investors, a recapitalisation programme for credit institutions in Ireland of up to €10 billion.’ ‘The State’s investment may take the form of preference shares and/or ordinary shares and… Continue reading Septic Tiger