Friday 23 February 2018

James Downey: Cabinet support for zombie banks is devoid of any logic

OWNERS of domestic pets are sometimes said to come to resemble the animals they cherish. In the relationship between Fianna Fail and the Greens, it's the other way round.

The Greens lost the argument with their coalition partners over the arrangements for the inquiry into the banking collapse. But you wouldn't know that from listening to John Gormley. He has defended the outcome of the argument eloquently, or at any rate volubly. He sounded like . . . like . . . well, exactly like a Fianna Fail minister.

Now it isn't my intention here to go into the arrangements, the timescale, the questions that must be asked and answered, or the likely outcome. This and other newspapers have done all that at greater length and with much greater expertise. I want to ask just one question.

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