Saturday February 22, 2020

Ciaran Lynch: I’m not sure I’d do it again

‘We did not find ourselves in court at any stage’

24th January, 2016
Ciarán Lynch, Labour TD and chair of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, which publishes its report on Wednesday Picture: Feargal Ward

‘Not too sure I would do it again.” Ciarán Lynch tactfully describes his chairmanship of the Oireachtas banking inquiry as “extraordinarily challenging”.

After presiding over 413 hours of testimony from 131 witnesses and trundling through 42,000 documents, the “long and exhaustive” inquiry will finally publish its report on Wednesday afternoon.

This is the third time we have met. In March, the Labour TD admonished me when I was before the...

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