Long road lies ahead for Fingleton inquiry

The Central Bank’s inquiry into a number of former executives of Irish Nationwide Building Society got off to an inauspicious start

4th December, 2016
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Michael Fingleton arrives without legal counsel Picture: Maura Hickey

Michael Fingleton arrived swaddled in a thick scarf and hat last Wednesday at a business centre on Blackhall Place in Dublin 1. His trademark goatee had been trimmed back to a more manageable moustache.

The multimillionaire former chief executive of Irish Nationwide showed up without any legal team accompanying him. Like any well-to-do retiree he was neatly but soberly dressed. There was no sign of any bling such as the €11,500 watch his former building society...

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