Friday 17 November 2017

An inquiry with real teeth necessary – and possible

WE ARE reassured to hear the Taoiseach understands the people's rage and gratified to learn that the Tanaiste is 'shocked'. But the failure to explain the facts surrounding the ignominious collapse of Anglo Irish Bank and the other key actors in Ireland's banking system has an on-going corrosive effect on Irish life.

So, we are more interested in what Messrs Kenny and Gilmore have to say about a full banking inquiry to allow the Irish people finally learn just why the nation's morale was shattered and its finances dragged to bankruptcy.

Mr Kenny insists that the new Houses of the Oireachtas Inquiries Bill 2013 will be through the Dail and Seanad before the summer recess. Both he and Mr Gilmore promise a full parliamentary inquiry into the banking debacle will follow soon afterwards.

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