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Thread: The many sides of Eamon Gilmore's mouth: none to be trusted.

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    Default The many sides of Eamon Gilmore's mouth: none to be trusted.

    Eamon Gilmore, November, 2011, on the subject of banks passing on ECB interest rate cuts:


    Following the meeting between AIB, members of the Government and the Economic Management Council, the board of AIB has decided to implement a 0.25% interest rate cut to its variable rate mortgages,” AIB said.

    The lenders had been warned that the Government was prepared to force their hand with tough new consumer laws and was awaiting advice from the Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield.

    “The reason the European Central Bank introduced that reduction is not so the banks could pocket it but so they could pass it on,” Mr Gilmore said.

    A report on options for new banking laws to enforce ECB rates is expected quickly, the Tanaiste said.

    “This is about taking action, it’s not about words,” Mr Gilmore said.


    Mr Gilmore said there was no ambiguity about the Government’s position.

    “The Government was very clear with the banks about our wish and determination that the interest rate will be passed to the customer,” he said.

    “We made it clear to the them that if that does not happen the question of legislation is something the Government will consider.”
    AIB forced into u-turn on interest rate cut | Irish Examiner



    Eamon Gilmore, February 2013, on a SF suggestion that government intervene in relation to future rate rises:


    He said that Mr Gilmore should call in the management of state-owned bank AIB to get them to halt a planned interest hike on variable rate mortgages.

    But Mr Gilmore accused Sinn Fein of only being interested in scoring “political hits” rather than caring about the people who were struggling with mortgages.

    Eamon Gilmore criticises banks for failing to help people in mortgage distress - Independent.ie


    Eamon Gilmore, 25 April, 2013:


    “The announcement by AIB that it is increasing the standard variable mortgage rate and a similar announcement by EBS is of course bad news for mortgageholders, there is no doubt but…that is a commercial decision that is made by those two institutions,” he told the Dáil under questioning from Opposition.

    Gilmore rejects calls to intervene in AIB rate hike - Consumer News & Advice | Pricewatch, Money Advice | The Irish Time - Thu, Apr 25, 2013


    Eamon Gilmore is either a liar or utterly incompetent. Perhaps both?


    Why would anybody believe a word out of his mouth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Eamon Gilmore is either a liar or utterly incompetent.
    Or both
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    Or both
    Indeed; OP adjusted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Eamon Gilmore is either a liar or utterly incompetent. Perhaps both?


    Why would anybody believe a word out of his mouth?
    Does anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrightDay View Post
    Does anyone?
    The polls suggest not.
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    The man is a ferocious liar ..........worse than most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post

    Eamon Gilmore is either a liar or utterly incompetent. Perhaps both?
    It's possible to be both. He certainly comes across as being incredibly stupid as soon as he doesn't have a script in front of him and the faux outrage he continuously uses is laughable. He is quite literally one of the most pathetic examples of humanity I have ever seen in a government.

    His only real achievement is letting people know that Labour are most directionless and irrelevant party in the Dail.
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    A hypocrite of the highest order. He's been shown up for the lying eejit he is. One bright side to all this is that the people many finally choose to bury the party of the Cruiser and Stickies once and for all. I look forward to seeing them become the next Progressive Democrats.

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    I've never voted Labour in my life, so my conscience is clear.

    Gilmore is Ahern-like in his lies and mendacity.

    Rabbitte and Quinn are not far behind him in terms of those "qualities".

    This government resemble more and more the Fianna Fail/Green government.
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