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# Brian Lenihan

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Joan Burton elected in Dublin West
The first seat in the 31st Dáil goes to the Labour Party’s spokesperson for finance.
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.
Ned O'Keeffe says army coup a 'real possibility' in Ireland
The retiring Fianna Fail TD told that he stands by the comments.
'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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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”.
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.
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?
Every day of Election 2011, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Martin, Lenihan, Ó Cuív or Hanafin – if you were a Fianna Fáil TD, which would you be opting for?
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.
The week in photos
The week that was, in pictures.
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.
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.