We must move on after inquiry
Published 28/06/2015 | 02:30
The Banking Inquiry will this week enter a critical and potentially deeply political phase, with long-awaited evidence to be finally provided by key political figures during the boom and ruinous bust.
To date, the inquiry has blown hot and cold: the early stages were largely uneventful with the evidence, in particular, of several bankers proving to be far from satisfactory; similarly, the account given by the former European Central Bank President, Jean-Claude Trichet, has only served to further confuse the issues involved and, if anything, has further added to the cynicism of a weary and austerity-fatigued citizenry.
However, the recent appearance before the inquiry of senior civil servants has shed some much needed light on events during what was by any yardstick an extraordinary time with far-reaching consequences for the country.