Saturday 25 March 2017

No justice or revenge – but what did we expect?

In entrepreneurial Ireland, if you play ball, don't take notes or ask questions then the odds are you will thrive, writes Gene Kerrigan

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Former financial regulator Patrick Neary at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Sean FitzPatrick is innocent not only because a jury said so, but because that’s what the evidence suggests
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Inevitably, as soon as the verdict emerged, closely followed by a grinning Sean FitzPatrick, social media went slightly berserk. Things were said about the jury and about the judge.

Sean FitzPatrick is innocent not only because a jury said so, but because that's what the evidence suggests.

We'll get to the trial itself in a moment – the innocent, the guilty and the regulators who didn't regulate.

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