Monday 11 December 2017

Shane Ross: Whistleblower will yet again be the only casualty here

PAYING THE PRICE: Eugene McErlean, a former internal auditor at AIB, lost his job
PAYING THE PRICE: Eugene McErlean, a former internal auditor at AIB, lost his job

Shane Ross

Barbara the banker was over the moon. A few weeks ago she landed a job in Ireland's Central Bank. She has just arrived in Dublin from Poland with her husband, Kamil, and their two children.

She cannot believe her luck. Ireland's regulator is a wonderful employer. She has a job for life, short hours, generous annual leave, a fully funded defined benefit pension, even subsidised food. Kamil, a labourer, will find a job in the recovering building industry.

The interview in Dublin's Dame Street was a doddle. She had the language and the skills. The interviewers were impressed by her background in Narodowy Bank Polski - the Polish Central Bank .

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