Friday 31 October 2014

Shane Ross TD won't sit on banking inquiry due to book on 'Bankers'

Published 01/05/2014 | 13:44

Shane Ross

Outspoken Independent TD Shane Ross said he will not seek a nomination to sit on the banking inquiry.

The Dublin South TD – a high profile of the banking sector – told RTE’s News At One that he felt he could not part in the inquiry due to his book ‘The Bankers’.

“I am not going to apply, I am not going to seek and I shall not accept a nomination to be on the banking inquiry,” he said.

“Quite specifically because I’ve written a book called ‘The Bankers’.

“It was extremely judgmental about the bankers. It was clearly what my view was, not only on bank behaviour and individuals, but on excessive renumeration and lending.”

Mr Ross said if he was to gain membership of the inquiry, there would be a strong basis for contesting it.

While he would “love to sit on the banking inquiry”, he said his honest opinions are well known and it would “be wrong to be there on a banking inquiry”.

Irish Independent

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