Lucinda Creighton: State must be properly armed to combat white-collar crime

The death of Seán FitzPatrick serves as a reminder of how the country paid the price for reckless financial behaviour that largely went unpunished due to a lack of resources to tackle it down the years

14th November, 2021
Lucinda Creighton: State must be properly armed to combat white-collar crime
The late Seán FitzPatrick: the collapse of his criminal trial was a source of waranted criticism of the ODCE. Picture: Courtpix

Between Covid-19, climate change, the housing crisis and many more national policy priorities, it is easy to forget that the financial crash ever happened. The country has moved on, but last week’s death of Seán FitzPatrick, the disgraced former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, serves as a stark reminder that just ten years ago, this country was on its knees due to the reckless behaviour of many senior figures in the banking and finance...

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