Martin Vander Weyer Martin Vander Weyer

Brinkmanship in Dublin – but at least Bill Clinton says Ireland will get through its crisis

The Irish finance minister Brian Lenihan may (or may not, depending which report you read) have been jeered by international investors and bond traders on a conference call last week, but he is widely admired by his own business community, both for his determination to steer a straight course through the banking crisis and property crash that have overwhelmed the former ‘Celtic Tiger’, and for his personal battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Martin Vander Weyer
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Martin Vander Weyer
Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. He writes the weekly Any Other Business column.

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