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# Brian Lenihan

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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.
Cowen set for victory after Lenihan shows hand
Brian Lenihan confirms he’ll vote for Brian Cowen in today’s vote – all but assuring the Taoiseach’s success in today’s vote.
Lenihan expected to support Cowen ahead of vote
Brian Cowen has said that he is “absolutely convinced” that he will win today’s confidence vote, which his Minister for Finance is widely expected to support.
Fianna Fáil battle begins as Martin declares intent
Brian Cowen vows to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election – but cabinet colleague Micheál Martin says it’s time for change.
Micheál Martin breaks cover: the statement in full
The full text of Micheál Martin’s statement, in which he admitted wanting a new FF leader, and that he’d vote against Brian Cowen.
Brian Cowen's leadership announcement: the statement in full
The full text of Brian Cowen’s speech this evening, where the Taoiseach stated his intention to remain as Fianna Fáíl leader.
Ireland borrows first tranche of bailout funds
€5bn of the potential €67.5bn in foreign aid is drawn down, as Brian Lenihan insists the interest rate won’t be changed.
New government could review EU-IMF deal: Lenihan
The Minister for Finance has agreed with the governor of the Central Bank that a renegotiation of measures included in Ireland’s bailout deal is possible – but has said this would not extend to the size or timeline of the agreement.
AIB could be nationalised by day’s end
Brian Lenihan offers AIB €3.7bn from the National Pensions Reserve Fund, after asking the High Court for a ‘private hearing’ on the matter.
President approves banking reform bill after Council of State meeting
President McAleese signs the Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Bill into law after convening the Council of State to discuss its constitutionality.
Banks pay €44m in bonuses since state guarantee
Ireland’s bankers have earned €44m on bonuses since September 20 – with one BoI senior getting €500,000 in recent weeks.
Credit Institutions Bill passed
The bill will give the Minister for Finance new powers, with a view to reform and restructure the banking sector.
Dáil gives approval to Ireland's EU-IMF bailout
The Dáil approves the €67.5bn loan package after what Brian Lenihan calls “a dreary and depressing debate”.
New Bill allows for massive State intervention in banks
The government will be allowed to appoint new managers, sack directors, and stop future bonuses under a new Bill.
Dáil votes on EU/IMF bailout
New legislation providing for a radical restructuring of the banking sector will also come before the Dáil today.
91 AIB employees have begun legal proceedings
The Taoiseach has confirmed that 91 bankers began legal proceedings in October 2010.
US embassy thought Ireland was losing grip on banks - WikiLeaks
The latest cables: Ireland was “being a bit optimistic” on its thoughts about how it would rein in the banking sector.
AIB bonuses blocked by Minister for Finance
Brian Lenihan threatens to pull all future funding marked for AIB if €40m bonuses are paid.
AIB should have contested bonuses case, says Harney
Health Minister offers her view on the AIB bonus case which will see the bank pay out €40m in staff bonuses for 2008.
Future bankers' bonuses to be hit with 90 per cent tax
Amendment to Finance Bill will bring in levy but it will not apply to the deferred 2008 payments of €40m to AIB senior staff.
July 2010: Brian Lenihan calls end to "mad bonuses". Dec 2010: AIB bankers get €40m bonus.
Bank bailed out by taxpayers says it is contractually obliged to pay bonuses from 2008 – the year the banking crisis hit.
Budget 2011: Alcohol and cigarette levies would send trade away - Lenihan
New levies on alcohol would send further shoppers to the North, while cigarette levies would play into the hands of smugglers.
Budget 2011: What the world's press thinks
Is Ireland’s Budget an “austerity masterclass”, “the first crucial step to recovery”, or just “the harshest ever proposed”?
Budget 2011: the war of words
The war is not just being fought on the economic front…Budget 2011 has also turned out to be a battle of wit.
Budget 2011 a "puppet Budget from puppet government" - opposition
The opposition parties, predictably, are less than enthused about the measures outlined by Brian Lenihan.
Budget 2011 brings over 300,000 back into the tax net
What will it mean for you? Here’s our guide to all the hidden nasties in today’s Budget.
Lenihan delivers most austere Budget in Ireland's history
The main points of today’s Budget speech.
First Budget 2011 cutback: Is Brian Lenihan wearing last year's tie?
Today’s dark blue tie with light stripes looks very similar to the one he donned to present Budget 2010.
Poll: What colour tie will Brian Lenihan wear for his budget speech?
Forget everything else – this is the big issue gripping the nation.
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Brian Lenihan voted worst finance minister in Europe
Lenihan failed to impress the Financial Times judges with his political and economic skills.
Lenihan's condition has not worsened but remains
Fianna Fáil TD Mary O’Rourke moved to reassure the public about the health of Finance Minister Brian Lenihan yesterday.
Government promises aggressive taxes under EU-IMF bailout agreement
Tax hikes, minimum wage cuts, bank sales and austere budgets in exchange for €85bn – but there’s no hit for bondholders.
Cowen insists €85bn bailout agreement is "best possible deal"
€17.5bn of Ireland’s rescue will come from its own pensions reserve, while the remainder comes at a hefty 5.8% charge.
Govt chief whip says bailout deal has to be approved in Brussels
Curran also dismissed Pat Rabbitte’s allegations that the pension reserve fund was used as collateral for banks trading on derivatives.
EU/IMF push for bondholders to share Ireland's bailout burden
Europe and the IMF are keen for the private sector to bear some of the burden of the rescue effort.
Brian Lenihan: Europe hasn't forced us into anything
Minister for Finance refuses to EU/IMF negotiation tactics, and says the salaries of TDs and ministers correspond with those of other small countries.