Jean-Claude Trichet, the departing president of the European Central Bank, talked to the FT’s editor Lionel Barber and Frankfurt bureau chief Ralph Atkins on Wednesday in London.
The transcript and story will appear on FT.com later this evening. But, until then, here’s a sneak peek at what the interview covers:
Next to the Georgian splendour of the buildings that flank it, the brutal modernism of the Central Bank of Ireland’s Dame Street headquarters stands out.
That it does is deliberate. Its architect, Sam Stephenson, was keen to shake off the associations that Dublin’s architecture had with the country’s colonial past.
It’s ironic, then, that the ‘Occupy Dame Street’ movement – which RTÉ reports is a call for the EU and IMF “to stay out of Ireland’s affairs” – has set up camp outside the central bank.