Saturday 21 January 2017

People behind stupid deal must be liable

Published 21/04/2011 | 08:02

THE Government should treat the bankers as they treat the rest of us: the money is not there so you can't have it. For those who have been working in the banks for a long time, they knew that they had been in trouble for many years so why should the taxpayer, who has owned these institutions for only a short time, be responsible?

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The people who made this stupid deal -- the previous Finance Minister, Taoiseach, Regulator, Governor of the Central Bank, civil servants, etc -- should all be held personally liable.

Hugh Dodd

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