Tuesday March 31, 2020

Where now for parliamentary inquiry?

The Public Accounts Committee avoided judicial strictures over preceding decades because the chair steered the committee between the ditches

21st June, 2019
Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Now the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghail, is moved to apologise for the manner in which the PAC – or more accurately some of its members – treated the former CEO of the Rehab Group. This was the committee that 20 years ago, in a televised inquiry, examined the conduct of Irish banks in evading deposit interest retention tax (DIRT) and the efficacy of Revenue systems for tax collection. This was the origin of the...

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