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Bank of Ireland appoint ex FF Secretary General as head of group comms. and Government relations.


corelli

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Just picked it up. Not on the wires yet.

Could you make it up if you tried?

The former Secretary General of FF, Pat Farrell, head of the Irish Bankers Federation during the boom and up until recently.

Do Bank of Ireland have a publicity death wish? After their huge salary announcement for Boucher, we have this.

Would you blame the ordinary joe on the street for having it up to here with the Banks.
 


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In fairness to the man, I think he quit as FF General Secretary circa 2000, so he can hardly be implicated in FF's policies on the economy to any huge extent.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Just picked it up. Not on the wires yet.

Could you make it up if you tried?

The former Secretary General of FF, Pat Farrell, head of the Irish Bankers Federation during the boom and up until recently.

Do Bank of Ireland have a publicity death wish? After their huge salary announcement for Boucher, we have this.

Would you blame the ordinary joe on the street for having it up to here with the Banks.
He's on the board of the HSE as well, is he not?
 

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Just picked it up. Not on the wires yet.

Could you make it up if you tried?

The former Secretary General of FF, Pat Farrell, head of the Irish Bankers Federation during the boom and up until recently.

Do Bank of Ireland have a publicity death wish? After their huge salary announcement for Boucher, we have this.

Would you blame the ordinary joe on the street for having it up to here with the Banks.

Why do you think these people get jobs in the banks.. because the banks look after them.. because they looked after the banks... and so on, and so on.. the Golden Circle continues..

Is Tom Parlon still head of the CIF ?


I have to give it to Ben Dunne... people thought he was nuts when he said he was going to vote for SF before the last election, after he had been kidnapped by the IRA. But when asked why, he said that SF were the only party in the country who weren't up to their bol lix in vested interests... so had nothing to lose by breaking up the Golden Circles....

Watch over the next year and a half.. the amount of Labour TD's, who know they will be getting the boot at the next GE... start to mooch around looking for their next paycheck (especially now that the Seanad is gone)... this will affect how they legislate for the second half of this Dail term
 

Ryan Tubbs

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I have to give it to Ben Dunne... people thought he was nuts when he said he was going to vote for SF before the last election, after he had been kidnapped by the IRA. But when asked why, he said that SF were the only party in the country who weren't up to their bol lix in vested interests... so had nothing to lose by breaking up the Golden Circles....
Ben Dunne gave millions in bribes to various politicians. And you're giving him credit for wanting to break up the Golden Circles?

What a proud achievement for the Shinner movement, to get his support.
 

Spanner Island

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Just picked it up. Not on the wires yet.

Could you make it up if you tried?

The former Secretary General of FF, Pat Farrell, head of the Irish Bankers Federation during the boom and up until recently.

Do Bank of Ireland have a publicity death wish? After their huge salary announcement for Boucher, we have this.

Would you blame the ordinary joe on the street for having it up to here with the Banks.
The 'Bastards of the Universe' and the w*nker bankers don't give a f*** what anyone thinks anymore...

The global 'establishment' proved in the wake of the 2008 crash that the global financial sector and the banks were going to be saved no matter what...

It was a horrendous mistake which we will all reap the sorry consequences of for decades to come...

And you can expect more of the kind of aloof arrogance that this appointment represents...

Rotten 'establishments' everywhere full of the same parasites at the top have all survived relatively in tact...

Shame on us for tolerating it.
 

flavirostris

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Farrell had a big role in lobbying the FF government to relax the rules applying to Irish Banks like Anglo borrowing on the foreign markets. The Business Post did a series of articles on it. He is one of the people responsible for crippling a couple of generations of Irish people with debt.
 
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ShoutingIsLeadership

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Farrell had a big role in lobbying the FF government to relax the rules applying to Irish Banks like Anglo borrowing on the foreign markets. The Business Post did a series of articles on it. He is one of the people responsiible for crippling a couple of generations of Irish people with debt.
'Lobbying'? That would imply there was some resistance from the FF government.
 

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'Lobbying'? That would imply there was some resistance from the FF government.
The Business Post articles contained excerpts from emails which showed pressure being applied to Dept of Finance officials to relax the rules which restricted Banks like Anglo on the amount of money they could borrow on the foreign markets.

Farrell was a key link between the Banking lobby and FF . But yes, it's doubtful he was meeting much resistance from the FF government.

The very opposite in fact. The articles also referred to Bertie Ahern weighing in in support of Farrell's lobbying of Cowen's department.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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The Business Post articles contained excerpts from emails which showed pressure being applied to Dept of Finance officials to relax the rules which restricted Banks like Anglo on the amount of money they could borrow on the foreign markets.

Farrell was a key link between the Banking lobby and FF . But yes, it's doubtful he was meeting much resistance from Brian Cowen.

The articles also referred to Bertie Ahern weighing in in support of Farrell's lobbying of Cowen's department.
Yet Pat Farrell is repeatedly to be heard using the phrase 'moral hazard', in relation to borrowers.

It's quite perverse.
 

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