Was delighted to note that Wilbur is a real All American - hope he has a current MOT certificate because at the pace he was stepping out, excited to meet the new American President, they will probably have to wheel him around as soon as he gets a few more miles on the clock.
Marvelous stuff which you just couldn't make up and get as good a laugh.
Yes John, who would have thought indeed. However I think there are three factors as to just why we are at a thankful 24. 1, the banking sector over the year, 2, bad luck, and 3, mainly because someone wants us at this level. Onward and I hope only upward for 2017.
if anyone had come on here this day last year and told me we would be at 24c a year later and worse that we would actually be relieved to be there, well I for one would never have believed it possible. Yet here we are and all this year has done is laid the ground work for an even more uncertain 2017. So pointless trying to predict where we will be this time next year. Best we can do is be thankful if we all make it through the year and be here to celebrate any improvement and complain about any deterioration when we get there.
Have a happy Christmas everyone and I look forward to seeing what you all have to say as we muddle through whats going to be a very interesting 2017. Nollaig shona dhaoibh!
So the bank ends the year by knocking 20bps off its CET1 ratio as a result of a re-rating of the risk on its irish loan book and the insurance against default on other loans. Hopefully the ECB will find that the risk rating is fair now because that 8% change had quite a big effect on the CET1 according to the RNS (-60bps). Luckily the other transactions were positive.
Market Cap 7.7 BLn which has room to grow I feel - Middle Eastern problems are still set to haunt us over the next twelve months and beyond as the Russian bear meddles and people flee. Then we have Brexit of course and its likely effect on Ireland - it might just mean that Ireland has to win the Eurovision Song Contest again to get a proper stir on the tourist trade, which together with winning the Six Nations will push the old flag right up the pole.
Have been issued with my new MOT by the Cardiologist on Monday who told me he doesn't know what I am doing but that I should keep doing it - which I will GOLFING - will be out tomorrow in my Santa hat and will take a drop of the spirit afterwards. Strictly to guard against a chill of course and to stop my heart from shrinking.
Hope all our readers have a peaceful Christmas as ours will be - just the two of us this year, our eldest born in Sligo on St Stephens Day did not want to risk the ferry with the grandsons in case it turned nasty. She wants their first experience of travelling on a ferry to be smooth, our youngest will be with the prospective groom in her new house this year. I'm expected to travel up later to do some jobs for her so that the house is in shape for when the knot is tied in June.
X4 - Enjoy the Christmas you thought that you might have missed and here's to many happy returns for the future, our Mass at midnight is @ 9.00pm and I will remember you when I receive.
To the rest of you HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS and the best of luck for the New Year.
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