Brian Lenihan is touring Europe with the aim of restoring our fiscal reputation - will it work ?
Apparently the sell line is that isn't amazing that we've avoided riots...
cYpIrish Times Friday, April 24, 2009: Lenihan must convince the markets
Brian Lenihan’s tour of European financial capitals next month is vitally important, writes ARTHUR BEESLEY
BRIAN LENIHAN’S latest attempt to pacify the public finances found a measure of praise yesterday from the most unlikely of sources, the editorial column of the Daily Telegraph.
Irish Times Monday, April 27, 2009: Europe 'amazed' at steps taken in budget - Lenihan
MINISTER FOR Finance Brian Lenihan has said the recent budgetary steps taken in imposing the pensions levy and raising taxes had impressed and “amazed” other European countries.
Speaking at the Irish League of Credit Unions conference in Killarney on Saturday, Mr Lenihan said other European governments would not have been able to impose the kind of pain the Government had.
Mr Lenihan said there would be “riots” in France, were the pension levy on public servants to be introduced in that country.