Saturday July 4, 2020

The Fingleton files: Former INBS chief claims he was the victim of bad press

But a number of expert reports into Irish Nationwide’s demise sharply contradict his version of events

6th September, 2015
Michael Fingleton arrives at Leinster House for the Oireachtas banking inquiry last week Picture: Collins

Wronged. That was the word used repeatedly by Michael Fingleton, the former boss of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), at the banking inquiry last week. Wronged by Nama. Wronged by investigators. Wronged by this reporter – at least 20 times, he claimed last week. Wronged by history. He had, he claimed, been prudent, cautious and diligent.

Yet the reality of what happened in Irish Nationwide is less benign than that presented by its former top brass...

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