THAT bondholder list: Cut out and keep version

Last night on TV3’s Tonight with Vincent Browne show Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney claimed he did not know the names of the bondholders to whom we handed over €1.25bn yesterday (Wednesday, 25 January). Towards the end of the show, Browne handed Coveney a list of bondholder names and asked him to pass it on to his colleagues in Government. This list has been available online and widely circulated since it was published by Guido Fawkes, aka Paul Staines, on his site, in October 2010.  In December 2010 then-Senator David Norris attempted to read the names on the list into the record of the Seanad but was ruled out of order and silenced. He succeeded in reading out only five names.  According to the Irish Independent, a copy of the list was subsequently forwarded to all members of the Dáil and Seanad (including, presumably, Enda Kenny, who pleaded ignorance this week as to the identities of the bondholders to whom we were yesterday giving a sum equivalent to a third of all of the monies raised through cuts in Budget 2012).

For Messrs Kenny, Noonan and Coveney, then, we present a handy cut out and keep version of the list. (Click image for larger version.) {jathumbnailoff}

List of Anglo Irish bank bondholders