Archive for December, 2009

Are Messrs. Honohan and Lenihan on the same wavelength? »

Last night I heard on “The Week in Politics”, on RTE tv, the affable and articulate new Governor of our Central Bank, Dr. Patrick Honohan, predict that the Irish banking sector will come into foreign ownership, when the government eventually sells its shares.. He has been predicting a rosy future for the banks, on the […]

Slan Abhaile, in Carmen de Arecho »

I like the photo, taken perhaps 30 years ago, probably near Carmen de Arecho, one fifty kilometers or so from Buenos Aires. A lot of Irish settled around here in the 19th century, and elsewere in B.A. province, and some also further into the native lands of Argentina. They came mostly from Longford-Westmeath and some […]

What was Pat Honohan saying, or trying to do to the banks? »

It wouldn’t surprise me if Central Bank governor Pat Honohan was mis-quoted by both RTE and the Irish Times (Dec. 8, Simon Carswell), but, if not, he should issue a statement clarifying what he really intended to say at a recent Enterprise Ireland conference in Dublin. He forecasted a “rosy future for the banks” in […]

Pols switch our anger onto the banks »

I posted the following comment in answer to another commentator, to the interesting discussion board, AskAboutMoney.com, today. My fundamental feeling is that the shareholders of the two main banks are being unfairly villified by Irish media these days, and have been neatly passed responsibility for the States own mismanagement of our finances, which represent a […]

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