Ryan warns of ‘firesale’ of semi-states

Former Green Party minister Eamon Ryan is calling for the publication of a report on the sale of semi-state assets before the general election date.

5th February, 2011

Former Green Party minister Eamon Ryan is calling for the publication of a report on the sale of semi-state assets before the general election date.

The report, headed by economist Colm McCarthy, is widely believed to be preparing the ground for privatisation of key assets, such as the ESB PowerGen, Bord Gáis and Coillte. It was commissioned by the government last July and it is believed to be almost completed.

Ryan said it...

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