Tuesday October 20, 2020

Infighting and Intrigue: Behind the scenes of the banking inquiry

Hamstrung by legislation, pressured by time, delayed by politics and pockmarked by crisis

31st January, 2016
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"There was something else in the air. Paranoia. Suspicion. Anger."

Hundreds of hours of testimony; 131 witnesses; 106 public and private meetings; €6.5 million. But one overarching question: what happened to the €64 billion? The banking inquiry published its final report last week; the verdict is not kind to the committee.

The report was symptomatic of the broader issues that dogged the inquiry from the very start – hamstrung by legislation, pressured by time, delayed by politics and pockmarked by crisis. This is the story of what...

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