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Posts Tagged ‘ Anglo Irish ’

News in Brief-Shatter’s Racy Novel Returns While Irish Biscuit Gambler Isn’t a Jammie Dodger

A cardinal at the Vatican at the beginning of the week, claimed Enda Kenny wasn’t making sense, after the Taoiseach reportedly asked: ’How do you like your eggs in the morning? Raising eyebrows Enda went on to say: ’I’m a teapot and I’ve made some terrible mistakes in regards to our country’s future but I’m really, really sorry and that. It’s not you, it’s your beard.’ It’s unclear who he was referring to. Continue reading

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Fingers – The Man Behind The Money

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What happens when one of Ireland’s most powerful bankers doles out huge sums of money, in the form of unsecured loans, to a golden circle of developers and politicians, eventually running into billions and causing Irish Nationwide building society to collapse in its own filth? You give him €1 million in bonus money, an €11,500 watch and send him smiling out the door, of course.

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Fingleton Faces The Music Once More

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Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide building society, Michael Fingleton, is once more facing pressure to pay back a €1 million bonus which he was paid before leaving the building society in 2009.

Over the years, Fingleton has rebuffed criticism and calls to return the bonus, saying that he won’t do so on a matter of principle. Fingleton has claimed that a previous agreement with the then government would have seen him return the sum in exchange for essentially leaving him and his finances alone. Enraged that the government had the temerity to investigate the once powerful INBS chief, he reneged on his public agreement to repay the sum of money.

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