Monday September 28, 2020

Unwinding Anglo: Out of the frying pan and into a bank inquiry

Slowly, surely, the truth about what happened at Anglo Irish Bank is starting to emerge, writes Richard Curran.

13th July, 2013

As the government tries to recover from the late night parliamentary shambles on abortion legislation last week, it may be moving rapidly towards another form of parliamentary debacle. The release of the Anglo tapes and the widespread outrage at their contents in recent weeks, has hurried the government into action on a banking inquiry.

The limitations of such an inquiry are well known, and the whole process is fraught with legal difficulties, especially with criminal...

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