Move on BoI only the start of long game

And so the game begins in earnest.

20th February, 2010

And so the game begins in earnest.

The business news agenda has been distracted from its staple banking diet by the Hangar 6 affair over the last few days. Yet - unfortunately - as Nama cranks up, the banks are now moving back to centre stage. Friday’s announcement that the state is to take a 15 per cent share in Bank of Ireland is most significant.

It is, after all, its first direct shareholding in...

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