Thursday 22 February 2018

Banking Inquiry, the next big flop

RELIEF: Sean FitzPatrick leaves the court a free man
RELIEF: Sean FitzPatrick leaves the court a free man
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

We're a fierce crowd for the Next Big Thing that will solve all our problems. And solving all our problems right now means finding someone to blame for all our problems. That will do us nicely. For a while we wanted to know Angela Kerins's pay. If we only knew that, we thought, we would be satisfied. But that didn't really do it for us.

Then we got excited at the prospect of the first bankers in the dock. Finally, a good old Anglo show trial. And it involved Seanie, a man, who, like Prince, Madonna and Miriam, has reached such levels of fame that he was known just by the one name. It turned out he hadn't done anything wrong in terms of the Maple 10 loans.

Indeed, we didn't even get the satisfaction of seeing Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer go down. Not really properly anyway, not in a way that satisfied any bloodlust.

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