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#Brian Lenihan

# brian-lenihan - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Voting trends: voter vengeance for Fianna Fáil and the Greens

Former coalition government parties look likely to lose substantial number of seats, particularly in Dublin, where Conor Lenihan and Paul Gogarty have already conceded.

# brian-lenihan - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Ned O'Keeffe says army coup a 'real possibility' in Ireland

The retiring Fianna Fail TD told TheJournal.ie that he stands by the comments.

# brian-lenihan - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

'Shock' among EU ministers over Irish default talk - Lenihan

Brian Lenihan says his Eurozone counterparts are in “considerable shock” over discussions to default on its debt.

# brian-lenihan - Monday 14 February, 2011

Take 5: Monday

Five things you need to know: No Valentine for Merkel from Enda, McWilliams regrets opening the door to Brian Lenihan (literally), and a dash to hospital for a Grammy reporter.

McWilliams regrets answering the door to Lenihan to discuss bank guarantee

Economist David McWilliams says if he’d known what Brian Lenihan would do with his bank guarantee idea, he would not have let him into his house that pre-guarantee scheme night in 2008.

# brian-lenihan - Friday 11 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday

Michaéal Martin says no to Golden Handshakes; Leo Vardakar ruffles some feathers; and John Gormley just wants the simple things in life – like rewriting the Constitution.

EU wants banks recapitalised "as soon as possible"

Olli Rehn’s spokesman said the European Union thought Brian Lenihan’s delay was “temporary” – but still wants it done.

Poll: Do you welcome Michéal Martin's decision to force ministers to give up severance payments? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome Michéal Martin's decision to force ministers to give up severance payments?

Or do you regard it as cynical electioneering? Have your say.

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments

The new party leader tells his former cabinet colleagues that if they stay on as TDs, they’ll forego their €88k payout.

# brian-lenihan - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Thursday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail…

Noonan casts doubt over Lenihan's recapitalisation story

The Fine Gael spokesman says he believes Brian Lenihan didn’t receive the approval of the EU or IMF before his announcement.

Who's outstroked whom? Face Off This post contains a poll

Who's outstroked whom?

Was postponing any further bank recapitalisations a prudent political move brought about by Fine Gael pressure, or an epic Fianna Fáil masterstroke?

FF and FG to launch duelling fiscal policies

The Dáil’s two largest parties will both launch their fiscal plans at 11am, with 15 days to go until voting day.

Government accused of ‘election stroke’ over decision to postpone recapitalisation

Brian Lenihan says that the recapitalisation has been deferred because the party no longer had a mandate – however, Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan said the move was an “election stroke”.

# brian-lenihan - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Parties to discuss public services ahead of TV3 debate

The day’s main events focus on the health sector, the economy and public services, before tonight’s TV3 showpiece.

# brian-lenihan - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Parties clash over pre-election economic plans

Is FG changing its policies every day? Does Labour want to hand power to the EU? Is FF’s plan vague with “woolly targets”?

Who should have been dispatched to the naughty step on last night's Prime Time? Face Off This post contains a poll

Who should have been dispatched to the naughty step on last night's Prime Time?

Every day of Election 2011, TheJournal.ie seeks your snap judgement on one of the pressing issues of the campaign.

Jobs and economy to top today's election agenda

Fianna Fáil, Labour and Sinn Féin will talk economic policy today, after Fine Gael yesterday unveiled its five-point plan.

# brian-lenihan - Monday 31 January, 2011

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled Fianna Fáil This post contains images

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

Micheál Martin unveils a team of 21 new spokespersons – including some unfamiliar faces from outside the Dáil.

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full

The 21 names – including two councillors, and 14 without any cabinet experience – who form Fianna Fáil’s new front bench.

# brian-lenihan - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader

The Cork TD beats opposition from Éamon Ó Cuív, Brian Lenihan and Mary Hanafin to become the eighth party leader.

Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through

The government bags a crucial victory on the Finance Bill after independents offer support in exchange for big amendments.

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.

Fianna Fáil leadership ballot: Who supports whom?

Our full list of the Fianna Fáil TDs, and who they’ve said they’re backing in this afternoon’s FF leadership ballot.

# brian-lenihan - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support

Michael Lowry says he can’t back the Finance Bill “in its current format” – meaning the Bill could fall tomorrow.

Dáil prepares for final days before dissolution

The Dáil schedule is cleared to allow the Finance Bill to be sped through – and may be in on Saturday night to wrap up.

# brian-lenihan - Monday 24 January, 2011

Ministers had to lie about bailout talks, admits Lenihan

Brian Lenihan says ministers couldn’t admit that Ireland was in exploratory talks with the IMF, for fear of jeopardising them.

# brian-lenihan - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Lenihan to hold immediate meetings on Finance Bill

The Finance Minister will meet with opposition finance spokespersons tomorrow to arrange a timetable for passing the bill.

Brian Lenihan: I have the support of a very large number of deputies for leadership

In his lunchtime press conference, Lenihan insists that the problems in Ireland’s economy did not begin on his watch.

Poll: Who gets your vote for the FF leadership? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who gets your vote for the FF leadership?

Martin, Lenihan, Ó Cuív or Hanafin – if you were a Fianna Fáil TD, which would you be opting for?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Four in the running in the FF leadership, Aer Lingus staff stay grounded, and how young Gardaí are sleeping on floors.

# brian-lenihan - Saturday 22 January, 2011

Four senior FF figures declare leadership intentions

Micheal Martin, Brian Lenihan, Éamon Ó Cuív and Mary Hanafin will all be candidates in Fianna Fáil’s leadership election.

Fianna Fáil leadership: who's next?

Paddy Power’s already got his market open – and there’s only one horse running.

Fianna Fáil votes to pick new leader on Wednesday

TDs have until Monday afternoon to decide if they want to be FF leader, and will vote to elect one on Wednesday.

# brian-lenihan - Friday 21 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

The week that was, in pictures.

# brian-lenihan - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Cowen and Gormley to discuss date of general election

The taoiseach and Green Party leader will meet today to discuss a date for the forthcoming general election.

With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position

As the fallout from last night’s confidence vote continues, the Finance Minister is accused of stretching the truth about his support for the Taoiseach, while other commentators claim Hanafin was trying to sit on the fence.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: police in Mauritius probe crime ring connection to Michaela’s death; was Lenihan lying when he said he supported Cowen? And the dress everyone’s talking about.

# brian-lenihan - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Backbenchers attack Lenihan over 'misleading' intentions

John McGuinness and Michael Kennedy say Brian Lenihan’s endorsement of the Taoiseach is not what they’d expected.

Eurozone ministers still deadlocked over bailout expansion

There’s no deal from Brussels over whether to add more money to the bailout pot, but support is growing.