Quotes. Mainly the two Brians. Links from RTE.ie broken because they’ve changed the site link structure.
Quotes. Make of them what you will…
Brian Lenihan; 19 Sept 2008. Six One News.
“Our financial sector is sound and we are determined to ensure that continues”
Brian Lenihan; 30 Sept 2008. Morning Ireland.
“Does this mean the Irish government is exposed? No that’s not correct, of course every Irish bank has to write up their assets and liabilities in balance. The banks would be insolvent otherwise”
Brian Cowen; 30 Sept 2008. Six One News.
We have a banking system which has over the past number of years had good profits, in a healthy state, well capitalisted, well-secured loans. The first people to hurt if anything happens in the bank are the shareholders
Brian Lenihan; 10 Oct 2008. Irish Times.
“the cheapest bailout in the world so far”
Brian Lenihan; 19 Nov 2008. Six One News.
“We’re not rushing into the banks like some governments in other countries without knowing exaclty what the situation is in those banks…”
Brian Lenihan; 14 Dec 2008. Six One News.
“There will be no exposure to the taxpayer on this [€10bn support fund for banks]…”
Brian Lenihan; 16 Jan 2009. Morning Ireland.
Interviewer: Is it possible that you could in a few weeks time that you could move to nationalise AIB and Bank of Ireland as well? “No it’s not… there are no difficulties in these banks, there is no problem”
Brian Lenihan; 8 Feb 2009. The Week in Politics.
“We are now going to commit an investment for a definite return to the taxpayer. This is not bailing out the banks. This is a commercial investment for the state…” Continue reading “Talking points in time”