Elaine Byrne: Why the public has reacted tepidly to the explosive Drumm verdict

The former Anglo chief executive called the shots at a bank which cost the state many billions. So why do we seem so apathetic about this week’s guilty verdict?

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Elaine Byrne

10th June, 2018

Ireland did something remarkable last Wednesday that the most powerful nation in the free world has yet to do: we convicted the chief executive of a bank. So why is it that we don’t seem that bothered?

In the decade since the beginning of the financial crisis, no senior executive from a Wall Street bank has gone to jail, despite the numerous frauds and scams which accelerated the global economic catastrophe. US prosecutors...

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