The Inquisitor

Lenihan needs to end this bad marriage to AIB

21st November, 2009

The relationship between Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan and AIB increasingly has all the hallmarks of a bad marriage - one that has been long on the rocks, but is artificially being kept alive. Lenihan needed a clean break from AIB and a fresh start a long time ago.

He needed to fire the board, have a senior management purge, and bring in new blood. If a new board decided that AIB’s head of capital...

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