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ODCE fiasco is a shaming and shambolic episode

28th May, 2017
Sean FitzPatrick

The collapse of the criminal case against Sean FitzPatrick, the former chief executive and chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, raises profoundly uncomfortable questions – from the state’s capacity to investigate white-collar crime to the role of the Director of Public Prosecutions, to the continued existence of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

The investigation by the ODCE in the FitzPatrick case was shambolic, inept and farcical. It was also extremely costly....

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