Saturday 24 June 2017

Lights, camera, action for the the inquiry without bankers

Shane Ross scripts the drama we've all been waiting for – but, spoiler alert, the ending makes some pretty grim reading

FALL GUYS: Former Taoisigh Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern
FALL GUYS: Former Taoisigh Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern

Shane Ross

The scene: the dungeons of Leinster House. Date: January 2016. The Banking Inquiry.

Chairman: May I introduce myself? I have been chosen by the Labour Party to replace my colleague, poor Ciaran Lynch TD. He was unfortunate enough to have been judged too outspoken to continue. He made a few damning remarks about bankers when chairman of the Finance Committee. The beaks in the Four Courts said he had to go. So here I am.

Fianna Fail member: Good, so chairman, what do you know about banking?

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