Saturday 3 December 2016

Fumbling about in the dark at Bank Inquiry

Published 30/07/2015 | 02:30

'Displaying a hitherto hidden mastery of understatement, Ms Harney revealed that the government should have asked harder questions and dug deeper'
'Displaying a hitherto hidden mastery of understatement, Ms Harney revealed that the government should have asked harder questions and dug deeper'

There is something deeply ironic in the fact that the Tánaiste Mary Harney declined to participate in the discussion on the night of September 29, 2008 when the now infamous blanket bank guarantee was agreed.

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She felt that due to the fact that both she and her husband had bank shares, she ought not take part.

As a result of the fateful decisions taken that night, the whole country ended up with bank shares.

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