Banking inquiry must rise above politics

31st December, 2014

The much-heralded banking inquiry has had something of an inauspicious start. First, there was an unseemly political squabble over which committee would conduct the inquiry, followed by months upon months of unnecessary and tedious delay. A particular low point was the government’s decision to belatedly add extra members to the inquiry to secure its own majority, in response to being out-manoeuvred in a Seanad vote on membership nominations.

Now, finally, the inquiry is...

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