Dáil Éireann - Volume 679 - 31 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Banking Sector Regulation.
Deputy Andrew Doyle Deputy Andrew Doyle
Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Finance the reason he chose to announce new financial regulatory measures to a newspaper (details suppled) in March 2009 before presenting them to Cabinet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12838/09]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: The Government have been very concerned that an unfavourable image of Ireland was being created abroad by media coverage. I was given an opportunity to speak to the newspaper the Deputy refers to on St. Patrick’s Day which I took to put across a more balanced message. This appeared to me to be appropriate in the circumstances.
Dáil Éireann 679 Written Answers. Banking Sector Regulation.