Friday January 24, 2020

Banking inquiry week two: So,why did Brian Cowen overrule his finance minister on the guarantee?

Last week’s appearance by the Central Bank governor at the banking inquiry saw the first meaningful action take place

17th January, 2015

The phoney war might be over, but the banking inquiry is still distinctly lacking in fireworks.

The visit of Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan to the committee last Thursday was always going to be the real kick-off. Rob Wright and Peter Nyberg are august individuals but they stand little chance of exciting the public interest.

Honohan is as box-office as the early stages of the inquiry are going to get, engrained as he is in...

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