Wednesday, 11 October 2006
Pat Rabbitte (Dublin South West, Labour)
I want to ask the Minister for Finance about a second botched privatisation that we have experienced in recent days. The Minister will have heard a wide range of commentators on the mess that now confronts the Government. He will have heard the chief economist of the Taoiseach's favourite bank, Friends First, state that the sale of Aer Lingus is the second botched privatisation by the Government. What is the Government's strategic approach to the hostile takeover which is under way?