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Editor’s note Tina-Marie O’Neill: As the banking inquiry rolls on, should Patrick Honohan be expected to recall conversations from five years ago?

13th March, 2015
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Tina-Marie O’Neill

And so, as predicted, it was another lively week at the Oireachtas banking inquiry last week with much exasperated sighing and banging of fists by frustrated Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan. Under amaranthine questioning from Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman, Pearse Doherty, an at times, mildly perplexed Honohan was grilled about his memory of specific conversations held, or not held, with senior Department of Finance staff about an internal department note related to Anglo Irish Bank...

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