Wednesday February 26, 2020

Bogs, banks and FG’s surprise revolution

The government’s new attitude to banks caused some astonishment among observers last week

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
8th May, 2016
Michael Noonan is now taking on the vultures

The extraordinary series of events of the last few weeks of government formation have contained moments of high drama and, at times, sheer and utter farce. Yet, for all of Friday’s comical carry-on of the battle for bog-cutting, what is contained in the draft programme for government between Fine Gael and the band of independents on economic and banking matters will be, if actually implemented anywhere near in full, astonishing.

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