The ECB has emailed to say that they are releasing a November 2 2010 letter sent to Irish finance minister Brian Lenihan by then ECB president Jean Claude Trichet:
It has come to our attention that an additional letter was sent to the Irish Finance Minister at the time, which conveyed the ECB’s opinion on a piece of draft Irish legislation. For the sake of completeness, we attach said letter, dated 2 November 2010.
Of course this still leaves me wondering about the reported letters of November 4 and November 12, that the ECB have never referred to – particularly the November 12 one. I will be asking them.
Here is the November 2 communication: