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Saving Ireland Makes Patrick Honohan Banker People Trust Most

Irish ministers tried to avoid Patrick Honohan’s office in the 1980s because of the plume of smoke spiraling from the economist’s pipe.

“We’d be reluctant to go in there,” said Michael Noonan, who served in government when Honohan was a prime ministerial adviser from 1981 to 1986.