Department of Finance directing RTE staff to contact IMF to find out what's going on

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Political Correspondent Brian Dowling just told Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio's News at One that an RTE colleague was directed by the Department of Finance to contact the IMF to get an update as to what was going on in Dublin between the Irish Government and the IMF.
 


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Maybe they should just give the BBC or Bloomberg a call, they seem to be up to speed on the matter.
 

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Just heard that myself.

Madness.
 

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Political Correspondent Brian Dowling just told Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio's News at One that an RTE colleague was directed by the Department of Finance to contact the IMF to get an update as to what was going on in Dublin between the Irish Government and the IMF.
Ah well, it's not as if the Department of Finance have shown any notion of whats' going on over the last few years. At least now they admit it.
 

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Person was probably being sarcastic?
 

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Crazy stuff - time to close down the Dept Finance Press Office - or replace the overpaid APOs there with a couple of intelligent Staff Officers.

Interesting to hear that the IMF chap (Mr. Chorpa) is staying in the Merrion Hotel - no cheap B&B for the man who will be slashing our public expenditure very shortly.
 

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Bloomberg just said the bailout will be 5%..only caught the last bit, RTE 1.00 was a joke, sorry beyond a joke
 

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Using the IMF as a mud-guard already. These gombeens don't miss a trick.
 

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I heard this too.
Is this just a sign of things to come ?
 

corelli

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Crazy stuff - time to close down the Dept Finance Press Office - or replace the overpaid APOs there with a couple of intelligent Staff Officers.

Interesting to hear that the IMF chap (Mr. Chorpa) is staying in the Merrion Hotel - no cheap B&B for the man who will be slashing our public expenditure very shortly.
In fairness, these days, the Merrion is not that expensive, relative to what it used be. The Government also have a special, cheaper, deal there for visiting dignitaries. It's also just, literally, across the road from Finance.
 

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Oh, dearie me, just across the pond they're preparing for a Royal Wedding while here, marital bliss between RTE and the Government seems to be no more.

Hope there was a pre-nup in place or the hard-pressed Irish taxpayer might have to cough up, again

In retrospect, RTE might as well contact Max Clifford to see what's going on rather than the DoF
 

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Hannafin sounds like she's ready to burst into tears.
Note the repeated use of the latest government mantra - "we are trying to save the Irish taxpayer" - to be repeated ad nauseum on every possible occasion until O'Neachtan comes out with another meaningless mantra for us to use.
 

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Quite depressing to hear Minister Hanafin on RTE discussing her hopes for how the IMF will run the country.
 


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