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# Jean-Claude Trichet

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# dread letter days
'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters
Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.
# Banking Inquiry
Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.
# good guys vs bad guys
'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.
# the phonecall
O'Rourke slams "very wily, and very clever" Trichet answers on Lenihan
TDs and senators who questioned the ex-ECB boss were like schoolchildren being summoned to their master, she said.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about Jean-Claude Trichet and his bling, controversial ads and the governor standing down.
# Analysis
A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn't wrong...
Analysis: The former ECB head was robust and defiant and views the crisis somewhat differently.
# That voicemail
Trichet denies telling Brian Lenihan to 'save your banks at all costs'
The former ECB president has been answering questions from members of the banking inquiry today.
# Watch the Throne
The former head of the ECB is in Dublin - and he's got some fancy bling
Jean Claude Trichet: Frenchman, banker, gadget enthusiast.
# State of the Nation
Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# State of the Nation
We're FINALLY set to get answers from the ECB about the banking collapse
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Let's talk
How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of)
The former ECB president may take questions when he visits Dublin next month – but not in Leinster House.
# Thanks Enda
Breakthrough: Jean-Claude Trichet could take part in the banking inquiry after all (sort of)
And you can thank Enda Kenny if he does.
# No Show
Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry
The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.
'These blunt, cold letters show just how desperate the situation was'
The Nevin Economic Research Institute said that while the contents of the letters from the ECB to Brian Lenihan isn’t a shock, the tone is surprising.
# letters of note
These are the letters sent between Brian Lenihan and the ECB before the bailout
The ECB has finally decided to release the infamous letters.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: The infamous Lenihan-Trichet letter has finally been published
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Third Secret of Fatima
Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released
The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week
# Third Secret of Fatima
This MEP reckons he's about to get a copy of that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter
Seán Kelly claims to have a commitment from the ECB to release the letter.
# Burn the Bondholders
Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'
The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.
# Not his problem
Enda Kenny has 'no responsibility' to tell TDs what he thinks of Trichet's banking inquiry snub
The former European Central Bank president has has said he will not appear before the forthcoming inquiry citing ECB rules.
# smoking gun?
'It's like the Third Secret of Fatima' - Noonan says ECB letter could be released for inquiry
But he stressed that the ECB would have to be consulted.
# Banking Inquiry
Minister: Trichet is disrespecting us by refusing to go before banking inquiry
The former head of the ECB says he won’t appear before the banking inquiry but Leo Varadkar and Eamon Gilmore think that he should.
# not my problem
Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility
The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.
# error
'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote
Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.
# Troika
ECB 'held a gun' to Government's head over bailout
Labour MEP Emer Costello has been strongly critical of the troika for putting the banks and bondholders ahead of citizens.
# Bailout
Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t
The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?
# Bailout
In full: Brian Lenihan tells the ECB why Ireland needs a bailout
“There comes a point at which negative sentiment starts to feed on itself … we are clearly at that point.”
# Bailout
Released: Brian Lenihan’s letter where Ireland asks for a bailout
The Department of Finance has released the letter of November 21, 2010 where Brian Lenihan says: ‘We need help.’
# Bondholders
Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders
After Stephen Donnelly reports the Troika shifted blame from themselves, Michael Noonan says: it’s Trichet’s fault.
# Bailout
No plans to release ECB letters despite newspaper report
The Irish Times publishes details of letters the ECB sent to Brian Lenihan in the lead-up to Ireland seeking a bailout two years ago leading to more calls for the letters to published in full.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Bailout
We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happened
With the letters back in the news today, we thought we’d publish the response to a request we made in April 2011.
# Your Say
Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released?
Michael Noonan has been asked to publish letters which allegedly bullied Ireland into its bailout. Should he?
# 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.
# Review 2011
Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.
# Debt Crisis
France and Germany divided on Euro crisis ahead of crunch summit
Nicolas Sarkozy says “very important decisions” will have to be made – unlike Merkel, who has played down chances of a deal.
# Eurozone crisis
Eurozone debt crisis: 9 key diary dates this month
Will this be the most important month for the 17 nations of the euro area?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: The presidential candidates doing well in the latest opinion polls; tributes flow for Steve Jobs, and who is the Irish Examiner columnist who is accused of plagiarism?
# Eurozone
ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks
Meanwhile, President Jean-Claude Trichet says that Ireland’s credibility is visibly improving month after month.
Trichet's last ECB meeting not likely to see cuts to rate
The ECB’s monthly meeting today is the latest before Jean-Claude Trichet hands over the reins at the European Central Bank.