Monday February 17, 2020

Banking inquiry week 10: Money talks – but what does it say?

Marc MacSharry: Is there legislation anywhere in the world that in some way holds political parties to account in terms of the manifesto versus programme for government?

14th March, 2015
Elaine Byrne giving evidence to the banking inquiry this week

Dr Elaine Byrne: Yes. It is called elections.

Chairman: Thank you very much. That is one of the major findings of this inquiry.

Ciarán Lynch’s interjection at the banking inquiry last Thursday was tongue-in-cheek. The exchange, though, was typical of a committee that has settled into its business of work with a reserve of curiosity on how other countries approach reform. The 10 men and one woman on the banking inquiry are interested in ideas....

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