Fore! January 9, 2011Posted by irishelectionliterature in Business, Capitalism, Crime, Fianna Fáil.
Tags: fianna fail, nama
*photo from irishpublishingnews.com
I happened to read the “revelations” in today’s Sunday Times that a few months before the Bank Guarantee Brian Cowen had a game of Golf and dinner with Seanie at Druids Glen. All at the behest of Anglo who invited Mr Cowen. Seanie, who tells all in his ‘Fitzpatrick Tapes’ book also reveals an earlier phone call to Mr Cowen.
Was I shocked?
(although I was amused to find that Caoimhín O’Caoláin (attending a wedding) bumped into the lads and asked Mr Cowen to join him in meeting the Wedding Party)
Of course Anglo or anything else along those lines wasn’t discussed during the golf or the dinner.
Then from something interesting about the nationally ruinous ties at the top of Irish Society we get to the main bulk of the headline article and the two page spread inside.
We find too that poor Seanie was
“one of the biggest victims” of the banking crisis, having “lost money as well”.
Seanie went on to complain
“My whole Social Circle has diminished”
I’ll stop quoting Seanie, as I’m sure at this stage, that there isn’t a dry eye in the house.
RTE now have the story of the phone call, dinner and game of Golf and the political reaction.
Poor Dan Boyle
has said that his party views the substance of the article ‘very seriously’ and it is ‘concerned’ about the details revealed in it. Mr Boyle said the Green Party is today seeking explanations about the meetings between Mr Cowen and Mr FitzPatrick.
Joan Burton says that
‘It is surely beyond belief that there was no discussion at these encounters of the rapidly deteriorating position of the bank.
The question arises …. is this an issue the Greens could hurry their exit over?
That they weren’t aware of these meetings and were duped over the Bank Guarantee…. or is it all too late.