Saturday February 22, 2020

Banking Inquiry week 11: A pointless exercise at an increasingly pointless inquiry on the road to nowhere

Hauling various former media bigwigs over the coals may have been fun for some, but it achieved nothing

22nd April, 2015
Michael Doorly, former financial director of Independent News & Media and Gerry O’Regan, former editor of the Irish Independent, arrive at the banking inquiryPhotocall

I like to run. There is an Oireachtas app that streams the banking inquiry live on my phone. I started my run when Gerry O’Regan was giving evidence to the banking inquiry. The former Irish Independent editor (2005-2012) was in robust form.

O’Regan said: “There was no conscious attempt on my part, or on the part of the newspaper, to fuel what has been described as the property boom.”


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