Friday 23 March 2018

Lise Hand: Patience in arrears as Richie Rich's storm of spin blows through

Chief Executive of Bank of Ireland Richie Boucher
Chief Executive of Bank of Ireland Richie Boucher

AS he sat in the Oireachtas committee room yesterday and listened to the interrogation of Bank of Ireland boss Richie 'Rich' Boucher, the Socialist Party's Joe Higgins must've longed to reprise one of the more memorable of his zingers flung across the Dail chamber at then-Taoiseach Bertie.

For there was more than a touch of futility to these proceedings, a dispiriting sense that the hardball questions were no more than handballs lobbed against a haystack.

A bunch of banking bosses – a Brahmin of bankers, perhaps – deigned to appear before the finance committee this week in order to throw some illumination upon the murky and tangled matter of mortgage arrears.

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