The Cardiff files: ‘A fait accompli’

The night of September 29-30, 2008 is seared in the memories of those present, and imprinted indelibly on the nation’s mind. Jack Horgan-Jones reports.

14th June, 2015
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Kevin Cardiff: an official in the eye of the storm in September 2008 Picture: Collins

More than any other single moment in Ireland’s banking crisis, the night of September 29-30, 2008 is seared in the memories of those present, and imprinted indelibly on the nation’s mind.

When Kevin Cardiff walked up the steps of Government Buildings at 6pm, it was clear that events would come to a head that night. It was the culmination of a frantic period for Cardiff and those he worked with.

“Work was...

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