Tuesday 16 January 2018

Shane Ross: Remember, none of this catastrophe is the fault of bankers

WHAT A BANKER: While Richie Boucher became a millionaire, Bank of Ireland shareholders were being ruined
WHAT A BANKER: While Richie Boucher became a millionaire, Bank of Ireland shareholders were being ruined

Shane Ross

COME back, Brian Goggin, Eugene Sheehy, Sean FitzPatrick, David Drumm, Michael Fingleton, Dermot Gleeson and Richard Burrows. All is forgiven. What a terrible misunderstanding.

The banking collapse was not your fault. It was an awful mistake. You did not lend recklessly. You are perfectly fit to run a bank.

On Thursday the Central Bank gave the all-clear to the surviving ghosts of the banking holocaust, the bankers who came through the 2008 massacre of Ireland's banks, the slaughter of small shareholders, the penury of taxpayers and the crippled Irish economy.

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