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Up to their necks in it


Sir -- Typical of the mentality of some in this country, you decide to telephone, have dinner and spend your leisure time enjoying a peaceful round of golf with a man whose life was once dictated by the world of monetary transactions and you are castigated for doing so.

I am completely sure Brian Cowen and Sean FitzPatrick, the now disgraced former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, did not mention, discuss or even bring up any banking issues during their chummy pals act in July 2008.

They were both just too incompetent, up to their necks in it and completely out of their depth to even think up such a notion of talking business like most normal people would.

Vincent O'Connell,

New Ross, Co Wexford

Sunday Independent