Something Rotten

In this extract from his forthcoming book, Something Rotten: Irish Banking Scandals, Simon Carswell looks at some of the controversies that have damaged the reputation of Irish banking over the last 30 years.

23rd September, 2006

In this extract from his forthcoming book, Something Rotten: Irish Banking Scandals, Simon Carswell looks at some of the controversies that have damaged the reputation of Irish banking over the last 30 years.

In the mid-1960s Edmond ‘‘Mon’’ O’Driscoll, the Belfast banker and larger-than life chairman of the Munster & Leinster Bank, was attending the Institute of Bankers annual dinner in the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. It was a popular event as...

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