Friday 21 July 2017

Inquiry shows folly of politicians deciding who is to blame

Former journalist, Labour Senator Susan O’Keeffe. Photo: Tom Burke
Former journalist, Labour Senator Susan O’Keeffe. Photo: Tom Burke
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

The emergence of the draft executive summary of the Banking Inquiry has once again highlighted the inadequacies of such investigations being conducted by the Oireachtas.

From a journalistic standpoint, the document, obtained by the Irish Independent, was a perfectly adequate synopsis of the evidence heard by the sprawling inquiry.

The language it used was somewhat more strident than that which ended up in the inquiry's flat and underwhelming final report.

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