Tuesday March 31, 2020

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t

A commission of investigation is to examine deals done by IBRC during the financial crisis. But will its findings leave Michael Noonan feeling foolish?

7th June, 2015
Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance, has set up an investigation into IBRC deals

Own goals are always the worst kind. In reply to a parliamentary question from Micheal Martin, the Fianna Fail leader, finance minister Michael Noonan said on May 3, 2015, that there had been a “thorough search of emails and documents” in his department for any mention of Siteserv.

There was, he said, discussion also with his officials, just to be sure.

The “first record” relating to the sale of Siteserv, Noonan said, was dated March...

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