The letters from Trichet were written in French as IT made no mention of it.
I don't trust Collin's story as it has the hallmarks of a whitewash. I rather see real evidence of these letters out in the open- print instead of seen these letters. Irish times paper have been long favored by successive govts as they were compromised by the govt.
Collin's article wasn't & isn't a full story as he was selective on what to write and what to omit & briefed by his editor etc. Take it as a pinch of salt as IT aren't to be trusted at all.
No mention of the bondholders, which would give credence that FG/FF/Lab had made their decision rather than the troika, on the payout of all bondholders -secured or otherwise.
It was curiously strange that they leaked it prior to payment of the bondholders today as it seems to be strategically planned?