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Comment #571408 by Niall McLaughlin

Niall McLaughlin Aug 26th 2012, 11:32 AM #

I find it a bit odd that the request to release the letter is coming from opposition now under the guise of “the public need to know just how much pressure was put on us and they shouldn’t have to wait”, when if it had been released before the last election it may have taken some (but definitely not all) of the heat off FF at the time. I believe the content of the letter should be released, but for the public’s knowledge as opposed to some trivial point scoring exercise in the Dáil.

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Will Noonan publish the ECB letter that forced Ireland into a bailout?

Will Noonan publish the ECB letter that forced Ireland into a bailout?

Fianna Fáil has called on Michael Noonan to publish Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter himself, after the minister said it should be released.

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    Favourite Jason Comerford
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    Aug 26th 2012, 12:07 PM

    I imagine the contents of the letter would stir up anti European sentiment. now that FG/lab are the ‘pro Europe’ parties holding the baton for passing European votes, its politically convenient for FF to pressure for the letter to come out.

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    Favourite Tony Skillington
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    Aug 26th 2012, 12:32 PM

    My sentiments exactly…FF are playing the spin game as only they know how. The whole good cop bit is a sham and we know it. You think if they were still in power they’d publish it? They would in their eye…and you’d have FG shouting for it to be published….muppet show the whole lot of them.

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    Favourite Ryan'O
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    Aug 26th 2012, 12:38 PM

    Convenient for FF or not, the secrecy or confidentiality surrounding this is worrying. If there is nothing hide it should be released under FOI, the power that the EU,ECB etc have over the ordinary country is very very worrying. On a second nite Noonan will do everything in his power to shred this document for it will show the true beneficiaries of the bailout programme, namely him and his German bonds (that are maturing very well thanks to FG).

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    Favourite Ryan Allen
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    Aug 26th 2012, 12:46 PM

    @ Niall: Couldn’t agree more.

    @ Ryan O: Noonan sold his German bonds just after becoming Minister. This has been mentioned many times on this website by Gavan Reilly, and here’s a link to an Irish Times story:

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0404/1224314347526.html

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    Favourite Ryan'O
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    Aug 26th 2012, 2:45 PM

    Sold before or after there is a conflict of interest there just like Oreily and his own private corporation nursing homes that sub contract to the HSE! Point is our officials do not have the interests of the people who elected them and in fact are supposed to serve but a load of money hungry self serving EU sell outs. So wether he sold his bonds or not he still held them and not to forget the bilderberg conference…..only time will tell.

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