Opinion Shane Ross

Saturday 25 November 2017

Shane Ross: Nyberg led inside bank job

COMFORT ZONE: Finn Peter Nyberg was surrounded by mandarins and bankers for his investigation into what went wrong in Irish banking
COMFORT ZONE: Finn Peter Nyberg was surrounded by mandarins and bankers for his investigation into what went wrong in Irish banking

Shane Ross

First, find a Finn. Then fly him into Dublin. Give him a whole pile of money, a cheque book and ask him to write a report about where the Irish banks went wrong.

It all started at the Department of Finance. Peter Nyberg was on a shortlist of candidates prepared by the mandarins for the approval of then-Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan. Nyberg seemed to tick all the boxes. The Finns had endured a similar financial crisis back in the Nineties. Peter was in the thick of it at the Bank of Finland. No better man. Peter the Finn won the raffle.

Peter is an outsider, an essential feature to give credibility to the investigation

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