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Bank boss still hasn't told us why no one listened to the Anglo Tapes

Published 26/09/2013 | 05:00

Central Bank Governor Professor Patrick Honohan
Central Bank Governor Professor Patrick Honohan

WE expected a tiger – a people's champion. Instead, we were confronted by a man who fumbled to explain his position and came across with all the verve of a tame and rather unadventurous house cat.

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There was too much cotton wool and not enough steel in Patrick Honohan's reaction to the Anglo Tapes – hand-wringing, rather than action. And not even enough hand-wringing, come to think of it.

There was too much professor and not enough public servant in his response to questions from the Oireachtas Finance Committee – rambling non-explanations, rather than clarification.

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