Charlie McCreevy has convinced himself everything was fine when he left Department of Finance
Published 02/07/2015 | 02:30
There was a certain symmetry about the timing of the appearance of former finance minister Charlie McCreevy at the Banking Inquiry this week given developments further south in Greece.
As if in a nod to Greek events, Mr McCreevy's hubris was evident from early on at the inquiry.
He was finance minister from 1997 to 2004 in joint Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrat governments and many of his tax incentives and property relief policies have been widely accepted as ones that fuelled the boom, bubble and subsequent bust.