He comes out with this classic:
No Fionnan, you clown, the government have no intention of paying it off as we are broke. It will just be added to the national debt."The Irish banking system is at rock bottom today," the Finance Minister declared.
Perhaps, but the country at large is left with the estimated €50bn final bill from the banking bailout.
The bill will take a decade, at least, to pay off and probably longer.
Those nice interest payments do not pay down the loan, they are just interest payments.
Fionnan Sheahan: Parties now have nowhere to hide -they need a plan - Fionnan Sheahan, Columnists - Independent.ie