Fine Gael today renewed its calls for the Government to revisit its plans to restructure Anglo Irish Bank and shut it down if saving it is not economically viable.
Finance spokesman Michael Noonan noted Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan said last year the cost to the taxpayer of saving Anglo would be €4.5 billion.
“The Minister’s estimate has now risen to almost € 25 billion and Standards and Poors, when evaluating Ireland’s creditworthiness last week, put the cost at €35 billion,” he said.
Mr Noonan said the uncertainty about the back is having serious consequences for the Irish economy, with borrowing costs rising and credit lines tighter.
He called on Mr Lenihan to conclude negotiations with the European Commission “as a matter of urgency” and state clearly what the plan for the bank is.
“He must produce an accurate and internationally acceptable estimate of the cost of the Anglo rescue to the taxpayer, and he must clearly show that his rescue plan is less costly than an orderly wind down of the bank would be,” he said. “If he cannot do this, than an orderly wind down should commence immediately.
He claimed the Green Party was in favour of such a course of action. “The Greens are wrong about most issues but they may be right on this one.”
Here we have a an example of the Fine Gael riding to the rescue suddenly getting the words together to maybe call for the wind up of the Toxic Toilet Anglo Irish Bank ,when the Irish taxpayers have been robbed blind and nothing more can be done by Lenihan and the rest of the cr**** in the Government
Even now Fine Gael still cannot come down on one side or another the facts are, the big con artists
Of Anglo Irish Bank have long gotten their booty to safe shores and Mr. Kenny does seem to be well use to the plush green Fairways of the K club.
The developers have by now gotten all of their choice assets on the a family members name and can declare that there are” Broke” even though they are still apparently well able to fork our 1500 Euros per plate at “special dinners”
“Have no fear Kenny is here” Is not a cry you will be hearing from the trampled down populous anytime soon!
Fine Gael is coming up behind sometime soon when the coast is clear, is more like the type of phrase you will here
Instead of a well organized opposition we have a bunch of on the make it up as you go long’s
The success of Fianna Fail in pushing through the largest fraud in Irish history (NAMA) on to the taxpayers of this state is directly linked to the incompetence of the opposition parties and that is no badge of honour Mr. Noonan, nor should it be rewarded by the citizens of Ireland in the next general election
Fine Gael has failed miserable in their job as the largest opposition party!
How in God’s name do they even think that they will be allowed to lead the next government by the bewildered taxpayers of this country?
Do they think we are fools?
Do they expect to just walk into the Dail and carry on with the same political musical chairs system we have had for the last 80 years
No lads we the people have had enough of this gravy train for incompetent fools and it doesn’t matter what party you call yourself lads!
Conclusion: Fine Gael Talk is cheap
The significance of Ronald Quinlan’s revelation today that Fine Gael sought and accepted a sum of money from a property developer — and not just any property developer — should not be underestimated.
O’Flynn Construction is one of the country’s most- indebted construction firms. The taxpayer has recently financed the transfer to Nama of those debts, estimated at around €1bn.
Michael O’Flynn, the chairman and managing director of O’Flynn Construction, on Wednesday last swung his Mercedes S350 executive saloon into the K Club to play a round of golf with the man who regards himself to be the Taoiseach-in-waiting.
Mr O’Flynn sanctioned his firm’s payment of €1,500 for the honour of teeing off just behind the leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny, and his most loyal lieutenant, Phil Hogan
He also sanctioned the payment of an undisclosed sum, possibly another €1,500 — maybe more, maybe less — to sponsor the famous 18th hole at the K Club, a club which is itself partly owned by Gerry Gannon, also of Nama fame, who is one of the so-called Anglo Golden Circle.
And so on and on it goes, full story at source
I am disappointed to hear that Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny (self styled Taoiseach in waiting) did not have better judgement and for my money (the little I still have left ) I will bet that he most certainly will not be the next Taoiseach.
Nor does he deserve to be! with such display of total disconnect from the general public!
Displaying this total detachment for the feelings of the ordinary people who are struggling to pay their continuously rising household bills and green party new taxes
Enda Kenny has made a major miscalculation here; prancing around the K-Club the taxpayers of this country will not forgive this making out with the golden circle boys from Anglo Irish Bank !
The last thing this so called Taoiseach in waiting needed was to be photographed with members of the golden Anglo Irish circle
How can anybody now believe that this man or his party will make the developers pay their debts to Anglo Irish Bank, now owned by the hard pressed taxpayers of this country?
Mr. Kenny I predict you will not be the next Taoiseach of this country and you might not even be in the Dail after the next general election
What a shame too!
The perception now of the ordinary people of Ireland is that Fine Gael has little or no difference in policies with Fianna Fail, with regards to NAMA or the Developers who ripped off all those now and for the foreseeable future will wallow in negative equity.
Enda Kenny’s golf outing at the K-Club has only encouraged the belief he is just as chummy as Lenihan and Cowen with the brazen developers and bankers who have destroyed our country and have made us servants of the international bond pushers
What dimwit is advising this man?
I call upon the Fine Gael and Enda Kenny to send back the donations made by this Developer and to commit no to take any donations from any other Developers involved with NAMA
please singe petition on facebook here
Long Term Economic Value – changes to terms?
March 8, 2010 by political accountability
The Independent today reports that Brian Lenihan signed into law last Wednesday a new valuation methodology for NAMA assets. This blog is trying to get hold of what was signed and will have a link here shortly. The Independent says
“Crucially, the net effect could change the amount being paid by the taxpayer for €77bn of loans.
It is quite possible that the allowance on the long-term economic value of the loans which the finance minister estimated at 15pc last September could now be lower.
However, this won’t become clear until the loans are transferred and the final current market value figures are known.”
Meanwhile the Irish Times today reports on a recent legal conference where the suggestion was advanced that the Minister of Finance’s role in overseeing the LTEV valuation may not be constitutional.
full posting at following linkhttp://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/long-term-economic-value-changes-to-terms/
Opposition parties have sought an assurance from the Government that other banks will not follow the lead of Permanent TSB if it puts up its variable mortgage interest rates.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said that no Minister for Finance since the foundation of the State had come into the Dáil and announced what mortgage interest rates would be.
He also pointed out that Permanent TSB had not applied to come under NAMA, nor had it sought any recapitalisation from the State.
Mr Lenihan added that Permanent TSB had paid for the benefit of the State
and said the bank was in a difficult situation with historically low interest rates.
Lenihan again, cops out!
Has he forgotten that is the Governments guarantees ,that keeps this corrupt financial Toxic Bank Afloat?
All he has to do is make a phone call, but for 70 thousand family’s,
The sad news is,
You’re not worth it!