.A Sunday Independent special investigation has also established the identities of a host of bankers, stockbrokers and business figures who had seemingly free access to Mr Lenihan and the Department of Finance in the hours, days and weeks in the run-up to and after the night of the guarantee.
They include Tony Garry, chief executive of Davy stockbrokers, whose clients included Anglo Irish Bank; Tiernan O'Mahony, former head of Treasury in Anglo Irish Bank; and Leslie Buckley, vice-chairman of Digicel, then Anglo's sixth-biggest borrower.
It has been established that a raft of Mr Lenihan's personal notes, confidential cabinet documents and other sensitive material are now in the possession of his widow, circuit court judge Patricia Ryan, and their children at their home
- Friends of the Irish Environment, 28.04.2003"The land Coillte Teo is now selling for development was given to them by the State in 1988 to ensure that our woodlands were run commercially, not to enable them to sell the family silver to service bank loans".
Karl Whelan's questions about the ECB's secret letter to Ireland:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlwhel...ome-questions/Did the ECB communicate with Brian Lenihan on November 12, 2010? If so, why was this letter not referred to in response to Mr. Sheridan’s request?
Did the ECB threaten to withdraw funding from Irish banks unless Ireland entered an EU-IMF program, either in a letter dated November 12 or in meetings the following weekend?
What are the contents of the November 19 letter and why is this letter considered so sensitive given that it was clear to all after Governor Honohan’s remarks on November 18 that a bailout deal was being concluded?
I believe the Irish and wider European public deserve a better explanation of the events of November 2010 from the ECB. The public release of all communications from Mr. Trichet to Minister Lenihan should be part of this explanation
We're all in this together.
Can anyone remind me where the allegations that Lenihan was off his head on drugs(for his illness) at meetings etc appeared? I think it was a book?
Brian Lenihan stood on the public gallery of the Seanad chamber and beckoned to Green Party chairman Dan Boyle.
Seconds later, both men were facing each other in the ante-room of Leinster House.
"He then proceeded to berate me in front of about a dozen Department of Finance officials," Boyle recalls.
"His fury was immense, lapsing into incoherence as he followed questions with further questions, the answers to which he suspected he already knew.
"He roared: 'What do you think you're playing at? You must think you're very clever.'http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/...s-3133209.htmlThe angry confrontation between the Cork senator and Green Party chairman and the beleaguered and terminally ill Fianna Fáil Finance Minister is the opening scene in Dan Boyle's new book, Without Power or Glory -- The Greens in Government.
The IT shows that November 16th was a critical day in Irish government discussions.
The correspondence in which the ECB allegedly bullied Ireland is listed here
“ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
— Jean-Paul Sartre
Here's that Alan Ahearne interview. Worth a watch