Friday April 10, 2020

How the banking inquiry was brought to its knees

Much vital testimony will not make it to final report

29th November, 2015
“There have been some extraordinary hurdles.”

Almost a year ago, Ciaran Lynch, the chairman of the banking inquiry promised that the committee would deliver “slow business not show business”.

This weekend, a slimmed down version of the unwieldy conglomerate of politicians, specialist financial investigators and lawyers that make up the inquiry is working through the night to salvage a process that has become increasingly chaotic.

Insiders say that it has been wrought by infighting and power struggles, while procedural...

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