Monday 20 November 2017

Bank boss still hasn't told us why no one listened to the Anglo Tapes

Central Bank Governor Professor Patrick Honohan
Central Bank Governor Professor Patrick Honohan

WE expected a tiger – a people's champion. Instead, we were confronted by a man who fumbled to explain his position and came across with all the verve of a tame and rather unadventurous house cat.

There was too much cotton wool and not enough steel in Patrick Honohan's reaction to the Anglo Tapes – hand-wringing, rather than action. And not even enough hand-wringing, come to think of it.

There was too much professor and not enough public servant in his response to questions from the Oireachtas Finance Committee – rambling non-explanations, rather than clarification.

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