Thursday 19 January 2017

A banking inquiry without Anglo is just like 'Hamlet' without the prince

Published 20/09/2013 | 05:00

Enda Kenny’s government is establishing an inquiry without any idea of how it can actually happen
Enda Kenny’s government is establishing an inquiry without any idea of how it can actually happen

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.

  • Go To

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.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice