Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 67

Thread: Then and Now - Defining quotes from boom to bust - please contribute

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Then and Now - Defining quotes from boom to bust - please contribute

    So I've been thinking, what with certain threads evoking some memories, what have been the most salient, critical and defining speeches, statements or quotes that have been made over the last few years. What interviews, what Prime Times, Q&A debates do you remember from the last few years that seem absolutely incredible now.

    Whether it be Bertie's suicide joke, Vincent Browne vs PJ Mara, Eoghan Harris on the LLS, McWilliams' predictions, I would like you to, if possible, post youtube or audio links to them on this thread. I think, with all of your memories, we could really put together a catalogue of the bullsh1t and lies fed to us over the years

    I'll start the ball rolling, courtesy of our very own King Kane

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVhVEEpudE]YouTube - The moment it all ended for Bertie[/ame]

    Please add at your leisure
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

  2. #2
    GDPR Deleted
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    103,633
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    "We should send the hospital ship"

    Enda Kenny TD, trying to leadership noises, someone had told him "cometh the hour, cometh the ship", it turned out he had misheard.

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member Twin Towers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    5,874
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    "All the smart, ballsy guys are buying up property right now"

    Brendan O'Connor July, 2007.




    The smart, ballsy guys are buying up property right now

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    17,119
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Brian Lenihan is a one man fountain of such quotes.

    Here is one from January 2009 when he nationalised Anglo:

    Anglo's assets exceed its liabilities by four billion euro.
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    32
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Towers View Post
    "All the smart, ballsy guys are buying up property right now"

    Brendan O'Connor July, 2007.

    The smart, ballsy guys are buying up property right now
    Thanks again Brendan.
    John Drennan: We should be careful not to turn Ivor into a mythological figure, for Ivor Callely is a greedy, self-centred fool. Rather like his suits, he was one of the more lurid examples of how Fianna Fail betrayed the principles of the Republic, and itself, out of greed.

  6. #6
    Dylan2010
    Guest

    Default

    around 2001/2 the head of the NTMA complained that the "London" based ratings agengies wouldnt give Ireland a AAA rating, his quote was something to the effect that Ireland will have paid off the national debt before they give us the AAA rating. Tosser!

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    12,331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    The term 'property ladder'.
    Never let the best be the enemy of the good.

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    947
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Great thread Alonso!!!

    Brian Lenihan “We are not rushing into the banks without knowing precisely what the position is in those banks” – Nov 20 2008 - Irish Times

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member sport02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    19,655
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    celtic tiger

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    637
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    "A lot done - more to do"

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •