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Deal will pave way for Trichet to be grilled in Dublin

The banking inquiry is closing in on a deal with former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, which will pave the way for the central banker to appear in Dublin this summer and be grilled on the role played by the institution he formerly headed in the I

22nd February, 2015
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Jean-Claude Trichet, former president, ECB

Initial indications are that the former central banker will agree to travel to Dublin and give evidence to members of the banking inquiry as long as it is not an official committee session, with the inquiry’s chairman Ciarán Lynch set to ramp up negotiations with Trichet in the coming weeks. The ECB has already refused to attend an official session of an inquiry run by a national parliament as it considers itself accountable to the...

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