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Saturday 24 June 2017

'Jail reckless bankers' call from Renua

Bankers who recklessly lend money to people should face jail, Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has said
Bankers who recklessly lend money to people should face jail, Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has said
John Downing

John Downing

Bankers who recklessly lend money to people should face jail, Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has said.

The leader of one of Ireland's newest political parties was at Leinster House yesterday to publish her party's plan on tackling white-collar crime.

Renua Ireland TD Billy Timmins said the Irish justice system does not take white-collar crime as seriously as so-called ordinary crime.

"If you steal an apple in Moore Street, odds are you will go through the process.

"But we know that many big criminals involved in company crime and fraud get away with it," Mr Timmins said.

The party has published a 10-point plan aimed at increasing action against white-collar criminals including making reckless lending a criminal offence.

Irish Independent

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