What they said, when they said it. Quotes from VIs.


I am hoping for an out of context clarification here, Karl cannto have completely lost the marbles, time was he contributed very significantly to the Pin IMO, perhaps he has Stockholm Syndrome since being taken hostage by ther media?
His first TV appearance was indeed on a program discussing his personal NE situation with the Longford property.

Karl, if you are out there, come back to the fold, don’t be following that fools gold :mrgreen:


Ties in nicely with his radio comments advising landlords not to take rent supplement tenants on 30 August 2011. viewtopic.php?p=533463#p533463


Replying to a Dáil query on the Home Choice Loan scheme, the Minister for Housing stated on 28 June 2012:


Stolen from another thread (thanks Mantissa):

Roll back to September 2012 when the index was suggesting prices rises:


We are nearly full circle enough for the smart ballsy people to emerge again.


The biggest, most bullish V.I. of them all… De Indo:
(updated for the huge volume of property commentary and speculation in late 2012 and early 2013).

Googled for House Prices, property, bottom on site:independent.ie

Property remains a puzzle as the public gives mixed signals - 2013
Now is time to use property to help your pension fund - 2013
Property market here offers 'best value in Europe - 2013
Odds shorten on house price rises this year - 2013
‘I believe we have turned the corner’ by Keith Lowe - 2013
Property prices see slight fall - 2013
‘House prices falling’ claim absurd, says estate agent - 2013
Fresh hike in mortgage rate as house prices rise - 2013
New buyers rush to get mortgage relief - 2013
House prices continue to fall but rate slowing, according to official figures - 2013
House prices in Dublin up 2.2pc last year after strong fourth quarter - 2013
Property prices could drop by another 20pc - 2013
Cash buyers swooping to snap up property bargains - 2012
House prices fall as property register takes guesswork out of buying - 2012
Property market senses the bottom - 2012
House price fall hits recovery hope - 2012
Rise in home prices sparks hopes of recovery - 2012
House prices drop as register shows true value - 2012
November shows biggest monthly hike in house prices since property crash - 2012
Fresh fall in house prices recorded - 2012
So whatever happened to last month’s house price recovery? - 2012
It’s a good time to buy a house, even if prices are still falling - 2012
House prices ‘continue to fall’ - 2012
House prices ‘have hit bottom and will stay there for years’ -2012
House prices ‘to fall until 2013’ - 2012
Maeve Sheehan: Bottom reached but banks must start to lend … 2012
Expect house prices to hit the bottom next year … 2012
House prices still haven’t hit bottom, say reports 2011
House prices still falling fast - 2011
House-price rebound to divide the country - 2011
House prices still falling after four years – now 45pc cheaper - 2011
‘House prices have hit bottom’ – and won’t be moving soon … 2011
House prices fall another 15pc – but have they hit the bottom … 2011
Latest figures show market could bottom out - Commercial Property - 2011
House prices still far from bottom, warns economist - 2010
Have we hit bottom? - House Prices, Property Plus - 2010
Lenihan says house prices now at bottom - 2010
The art of buying at the market bottom - Property Plus - 2010
House prices to fall further then reach bottom in '11, predict S&P - 2010
Prices bottom out as capital’s homes match NAMA discount … 2010
House-price drop will continue for another year - 2009
Average house prices down 7pc in 2007 - 2008
Paddy Power is betting on house price rises in 2007
House prices up by 13pc despite slowdown - 2006
House prices to keep rising but at a slower rate - 2006
House prices to grow by 10pc in 2005 - 2005
Growth in house prices to slow over 2005 - 2004
House prices set to fall from 2005 as demand slows down - 2003

Edited to add in comically biased front page headline.


January 18 2008, Jean Claude Trichet: “For a small, open economy like Cyprus, Euro adoption provides protection from international financial turmoil.”



We believe that this will form a lasting, durable and fully financed solution.
Christine Lagarde, head of IMF on Cyprus bailout. March 2013

We’ve put an end to the uncertainty that has affected Cyprus and the euro area over the past week
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs the meetings of the 17-nation eurozone’s finance ministers. March 2013

If there is a risk in a bank, our first question should be ‘Okay, what are you in the bank going to do about that? What can you do to recapitalise yourself?’. If the bank can’t do it, then we’ll talk to the shareholders and the bondholders, we’ll ask them to contribute in recapitalising the bank, and if necessary the uninsured deposit holders
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs the meetings of the 17-nation eurozone’s finance ministers. March 2013

We would never hit depositors in Ireland, We believe that the €100,000 is absolutely sacrosanct and there is absolutely no circumstances in which we would touch depositors because they’re being guaranteed and that guarantee applies across the eurozone"
Michael Noonan, Irish finance minister. March 2013

On the one hand, the banks must take responsibility for themselves. That’s what we have always said. We don’t want taxpayers having to save banks but that banks save themselves.
Angela Merkel, Leader Germany, March 2013


Irish Central Bank:
April 2012 - Ireland has suffered the second worst property crash after Japan
April 2013 - Ireland has suffered the worst property crash in the world


My work is done.


We are No1!!!


That was my first post but it’s too depressing to be funny anymore. Sigh. :neutral_face:


Minister for Housing tells local authorities to do their job - enforce planning laws

irishtimes.com/news/environm … -1.1390622


So it was you all allong OW. :open_mouth: Damn you! We’d have gotten away with it if not for you pesky kids and Irish property would still be going up and up and up!


Hmph, just read this one on Reddit.


2 October, 2012, “Fionnan Sheahan: Beware the backlash of negative equity generation”

We all partied.


Yes Fionnan, who would have thought that taking out a 35 year mortgage would result in decades of debt. Its shockin.


Ny1 on twitter

anyone on twitter want to highlight these articles to him!!!


That’s excellent bokonon! Great find. What a tool! I can’t stand Sheahan. He is totally compromised anyway,with his wife being pushed forward as one of FF’s new faces. To deny he is biased is laughable at this stage.


Its not the first time a journo has married a politician in fairness.


I know that.