Siobhan Creaton: Jailing bankers now even more of a dream
Published 01/02/2012 | 05:00
IRELAND'S answer to Eliot Ness took everyone by surprise yesterday with his decision to retire.
But after a day of wrangling, he was persuaded to stay on for another six months and to stick with his investigation into the disaster that was Anglo Irish Bank.
News that Paul Appleby (57), the Director for Corporate Enforcement, would be among the thousands of civil servants heading to the exits at the end of the month certainly shocked the Government.