Friday 9 December 2016

Bank Inquiry has been hit by Kenny's bad judgment

Published 27/07/2015 | 02:30

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Ciarán Lynch was always hurling uphill and into a gale-force wind. And now he faces a members' revolt over video evidence by David Drumm, and whistleblower claims that the banking inquiry is compromised.

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The Banking Inquiry committee chairman and his colleagues will need some luck to keep this Oireachtas inquiry on track to deliver its report in November.

The Government generally, and Enda Kenny specifically, have done this process no favours from the very start. The three-year plus delay in getting it off the ground cannot all be explained by the rejection in October 2011 of a referendum on strengthening parliamentary inquiry powers and the need for specially crafted legislation.

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