Brian Lenihan , who served as Ireland’s finance minister during the most turbulent period in the country’s economic history, has died. He was 52.
As a 12-year-old boy, Brian Lenihan learned Latin during the summer to win a place at James Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College in Dublin.
As a cold day last February turned to early evening twilight, Alan Dukes strode through the lobby of Dublin’s Merrion Hotel when a familiar figure lurking in the shadows stopped him.
Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said the country is on the “road to ruin” if it doesn’t act now to rein in spending and control a soaring national debt.
Ireland Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said he is “very confident” that legislation to create a bad bank to buy 90 billion euros ($132 billion) of assets from the country’s lenders will be approved by the Irish parliament.
Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said European authorities didn’t dictate the government’s budget as part of an aid package agreed at the start of this week.
Ireland’s Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said the bailout of Anglo Irish Bank Corp. won’t bankrupt the country and the costs are “manageable.”
"You know that we here will not be lacking in the will to do all that is necessary on our party to protect our economy and people and to play our role in the Eurosystem."
- Brian Lenihan on Nov 06, 2014