Wednesday 28 June 2017

Dearbhail McDonald: Effort to prosecute the bankers is turning out to be a damp squib

Workman Ken Glennon from 'Wayfinding' removes Anglo Irish Bank signage outside the company's headquarters on St Stephen's Green, Dublin, earlier this year
Workman Ken Glennon from 'Wayfinding' removes Anglo Irish Bank signage outside the company's headquarters on St Stephen's Green, Dublin, earlier this year
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

LAST month High Court Judge Peter Kelly refused an application from the garda and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) for a six-month extension to their joint inquiry into Anglo Irish Bank's management prior to its State takeover in 2008.

With a cry of "Will it ever end?" he added judicial fuel to a political/legal fire that has been raging for some time.

Not for the first time, Judge Kelly's remarks sparked a massive debate about the crisis in public confidence over the State's seeming inability to investigate and prosecute white-collar crime.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss