Monday 22 January 2018

Thank heavens for the happy heretics of the IMF

HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS: The happy heretic, Ashoka Mody, former IMF head of mission in Ireland. Photo: Damien Eagers
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS: The happy heretic, Ashoka Mody, former IMF head of mission in Ireland. Photo: Damien Eagers

Shane Ross

It's confession time down at the Banking Inquiry. The confessions are a trifle premature. Suddenly there is a real danger that the inquiry's appetisers will render the main course less digestible.

The appetisers are the IMF and the ESRI - intended to be the boring build-up bits. The main courses are the bankers and Fianna Fail politicians, reserved for grilling in the pre-election period.

The boring bits are turning out to be fascinating.

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