Yesterday, Brian Lenihan summoned Board Chairperson, Gillian Bowler and Group Chief Executive, Denis Casey to his office. Later, on Primetime, Mr. Lenihan declined to say whether he had asked for their resignations, but said that he had told them that he expected the Board to carry out its responsibilities.
Richard Bruton stated bluntly that the Board should resign. Primetime panelists (including David McWilliams and Dan O'Brien) interpreted Lenihan's comments as a clear signal to the Board that he expected the top people to resign.
The IL&P Board have now responded.
It seems that the possibility of Ms. Bowler's resignation was not even discussed.
Mr. Casey's resignation was offered, and refused by the Board.
Instead, two 'lower downs', including the Group Finance Director, are taking the rap.
(source: RTE Radio 1 News - no audio or text link available yet)
Surely this is not what Lenihan intended?!