Thursday December 5, 2019

Tom Lyons: Can we count on their words?

The recommendations are weak, vague and timid. Is that good enough?

31st January, 2016
Chairman of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry Ciaran Lynch TD after holding an emergency meeting in Dublin in November Picture: Rollingnews

There was one, and only one point, really to bother with another banking inquiry. It was to prevent the people in charge repeating the mistakes again.

In this, the bank inquiry fails abysmally. Its recommendations are rushed, shallow, vague, short and timid. It is a let-down for the Irish and the European public.

The members of the inquiry were exhausted by the sheer volume of work and frustrated by legal roadblocks. Undoubtedly they showed real...

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