Wednesday 24 May 2017

Opposition gifted a stick to beat the Government with

At the time, Mr Noonan said there was no evidence of wrong-doing – but he wanted to ensure the taxpayer did not feel wronged. The issue of itself is not a popular theme.
At the time, Mr Noonan said there was no evidence of wrong-doing – but he wanted to ensure the taxpayer did not feel wronged. The issue of itself is not a popular theme.
John Downing

John Downing

The timeline for completing investigations into 37 complex and detailed money transactions at the former Anglo Irish Bank always looked extremely optimistic.

Nobody on any political side at Leinster House believed Mr Justice Brian Cregan, who took over the Herculean task last July from another judge who had been appointed a month earlier, could meet the deadline of December 31 next.

Now, four months after Judge Cregan took over, he says the issue of confidentiality has left him able to neither lead nor drive.

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