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Why the safe pair of hands had to go

Brian Goggin’s conservatism at the helm of Bank of Ireland is part of the reason for his early departure.

24th January, 2009

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. The news that the curtain is to fall on Brian Goggin’s reign as Bank of Ireland chief executive came last week as many of his shareholders rushed to dump their holdings, panicked at the prospect of their bank and AIB following Anglo Irish Bank into state control.

Although Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan moved to calm fears and stressed that the government had no...

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