Wednesday April 1, 2020

Whatever happened to the banking inquiry?

Political and legal wrangling have mired the long-awaited inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system, writes Ian Kehoe and Michael Brennan.

27th April, 2014
Patrick Neary: the former financial regulator leaves the Circuit Criminal Court after testifying in the Anglo trial. Picture: Laura Hutton

The fallout continues. With the Anglo trial now complete, there is a growing clamour among politicians and policymakers to get the long-awaited banking inquiry up and running. But can they actually get it going?

Already, it is well behind schedule. As recently as January, the government was maintaining that it would be grilling bankers and bureaucrats by early May, conveniently ahead of the local and European elections.

This, clearly, is no longer the plan. Instead,...

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