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Banking inquiry week one: Pat Rabbitte: Those who have claimed that the banking inquiry would never start will now claim that it will never finish

Banking inquiry week one

19th December, 2014

In 1887, the Times of London published a series of very damaging articles alleging that Charles Stewart Parnell was in sympathy with the 1882 Phoenix Park murders. Parnell demanded an inquiry by a select committee of parliament. The government refused, but legislated instead for a Statutory Commission of Inquiry. The motivation was not justice for Parnell, but a desire to wrongfoot the nationalist movement on the Coercion Bill. Contrary to government expectations, the commission cleared...

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