A banking inquiry without Anglo is just like 'Hamlet' without the prince
Published 20/09/2013 | 05:00
DOES the Government have a clue what it is doing on the proposed banking inquiry? If it does, it's doing a pretty good job of keeping it well hidden. The Cabinet is proceeding with establishing an inquiry without, it seems, having the remotest idea of how it can actually happen. The whole thing is in serious danger of descending into utter farce.
The problem with Enda Kenny's announcement to the Dail on Wednesday is that it ignores a huge obstacle to the holding of a meaningful inquiry – the trials of three former executives in Anglo Irish Bank.
We know from experience – not least with the case of Charlie Haughey – how extraordinarily sensitive our courts are to any comments made about a defendant due to stand trial.