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#Jean-Claude Trichet

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group' Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Sunday 3 May, 2015

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.

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Friday 1 May, 2015

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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.

The former head of the ECB is in Dublin - and he's got some fancy bling

Jean Claude Trichet: Frenchman, banker, gadget enthusiast.

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…

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

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…

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 5 March, 2015

How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of) Let's Talk This post contains videos

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 22 January, 2015

# jean-claude-trichet - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# jean-claude-trichet - Friday 7 November, 2014

'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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 6 November, 2014

These are the letters sent between Brian Lenihan and the ECB before the bailout

The ECB has finally decided to release the infamous letters.

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…

# jean-claude-trichet - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

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

# jean-claude-trichet - Monday 27 October, 2014

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 27 September, 2014

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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.

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'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’.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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?

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.”

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.’

# jean-claude-trichet - Sunday 21 October, 2012

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 1 September, 2012

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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.

Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

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.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Eurozone debt crisis: 9 key diary dates this month

Will this be the most important month for the 17 nations of the euro area?

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

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?

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 ECB

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.

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