Saturday 20 January 2018

Government should focus on tapes – not the source

Officialdom wasn't showing a lot of urgency in getting to the bottom of the banking crisis and showing the public there would be accountability for actions before the Irish Independent published the Anglo Tapes last week.

The system was rocked from its slumber by the revelations contained in this newspaper, which so dramatically offered an insight into both the activities and culture of the bank at the centre of the banking collapse, which has brought such profound consequences for the country.

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan summed up the reason behind the unprecedented level of public outrage caused by the tapes.

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