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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Brian Lenihan

Last year
# Universal Social Charge
Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.
All time
# in the mire
Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget
Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.
# Speaking out
Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23
Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.
# rotten luck
Young Irish defender forced to retire just eight months after captaining Hull City
Brian Lenihan featured in Ireland’s senior squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Germany.
# special set of skills
Brentford's John Egan is turning into quite the goalscoring centre-back
The Irish centre-back has found the net again for the Championship club tonight.
# Pen to Paper
Ex-Cork defender Lenihan earns new contract at Hull
The Ireland U21 international has recently returned to full fitness.
# the life of brian
Irish defender Lenihan makes Hull City comeback after frustrating 11 months
“I feel ready now and I feel strong. I just felt so happy to be out on the pitch again.”
# The Final Countdown
Ireland's much-hated tax that just won't go away: The Universal Social Charge
It’s difficult to remember a time when those three letters weren’t on your payslip.
# the life of brian
Former Cork City defender makes long-awaited debut for promotion-chasing Hull City
Brian Lenihan finally played for Steve Bruce’s side this afternoon.
# Back To The Future
Conor Lenihan is Fianna Fáil's latest comeback kid
The former junior minister has been approached about running in Roscommon.
# Seanadigans
'The Greek people needed the steady hand of Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan'
Fianna Fáil senator Terry Leyden made his comments as the Seanad discussed the Greek crisis this morning.
# Sitting around
Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?
Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.
# Banking Inquiry
Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was "very painful"
Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.
# the life of brian
11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry
The former Taoiseach defended the bank guarantee and got a badly-needed toilet break.
# Conspiracy Theories
Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo
The former Taoiseach also said he underestimated the impact of the IMF coming to town.
# bailout secret
Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”
# fianna fáil family
'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke
The former minister has said Brian Cowen’s evidence at the banking inquiry will be “very illuminating”.
# 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.
# fianna fáil vs fianna fáil
“Bertie clearly wanted to get a lot off his chest"
Mary O’Rourke has revealed her thoughts on Bertie Ahern’s comments about Brian Lenihan.
# Bank Guarantee
Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'
The former secretary general at the Department of Finance has been giving evidence at the banking inquiry.
# telly
What we learned about Brian Lenihan from last night's RTÉ documentary
‘Lenihan: A Legacy’ looked back on the former finance minister’s life and times.
# Potential
7 young Irish footballers who give us hope for the future
Samir Carruthers and several others who have the ability to make an impact in the coming years.
# watching closely
Mary O'Rourke putting the Banking Inquiry "under notice" about Brian Lenihan evidence
Mary O’Rourke and Conor Lenihan have information they believe may be useful to the committee.
# follow the money
David McWilliams' media company is doing very nicely, thanks
The economist’s Iconic Media Ltd. posted accumulated profits of €630,000 for 2014
# We all partied
'It felt great at the time. People didn't want to hear that something was wrong'
The banking inquiry heard from a former financial advisor to Brian Lenihan this afternoon.
# digestives and milk
Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis
David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.
# How The (Dublin) West Was Won
There's a big row over the battle to win back Brian Lenihan's old seat for Fianna Fáil
Councillors Jack Chambers and David McGuinness are vying to be the Fianna Fáil general election candidate in Dublin West.
# Lenihan and Me
Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee
At the banking inquiry yesterday, the Central Bank governor recalled a conversation with the then-finance minister in December 2008.
# Banking Inquiry
Brian Lenihan wanted to burn bondholders - but he was overruled
The committee will write to several institutions, including AIB and the Department of Finance, seeking documents to aid its work.
# Review
So, was episode two of Charlie actually any good?
Review: Aidan Gillen is excellent again but other characters come into their own in the second instalment.
# Reaction
Mary O'Rourke was 'a bit troubled' by Charlie's depiction of Brian Lenihan
The sister of the late former tánaiste has been speaking about the RTÉ drama this morning.
3 LOI players who made the big move to England in 2014 and 3 who could be next
Brian Lenihan’s move to Hull and more of the league’s brightest prospects.
# 6 Years On
30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee
What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.
# Friday
We'll Leave it There So: O'Connell plays down Springboks' superiority, Dunne joins the Dubs and all the day's sport
Also, Damien Comolli hammers Liverpool and Stoke put the ball in the FAI’s court.
# Short-term
Lenihan follows in Coleman's footsteps by going on loan to Blackpool
The former Cork City full-back will spend a month with the Championship club.
'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.
# Third Secret of Fatima
'Take a bailout or we'll cut emergency funding' - ECB to Ireland in 2010
The infamous letter from Jean-Claude Trichet has finally been released.
# 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…
# inclusion
'He did very well' - O'Neill impressed by new boy Lenihan
The Hull City full-back has been once again named in the senior squad.
No Jack Grealish as O'Neill names Ireland squad for Scotland and US
Brian Lenihan is the only uncapped player in the 36-man provisional squad.