Sunday December 8, 2019

Drumm talked up dinner date with Cowen to financial regulator

Cowen told banking inquiry that meeting was ‘a courtesy thing’.

15th August, 2015
Brian Cowen: said dinner with David Drumm was ‘informal’.

New documents have raised further questions about why David Drumm, the chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, had dinner with the then Minister for Finance Brian Cowen on April 24, 2008.

According to a Financial Regulator note, David Drumm, the chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, told Patrick Neary, on April 30, 2008, that he was in social contact with Brian Cowen.

Drumm mentioned Cowen when being pressed by Neary, the then Financial Regulator, about his bank’s response to...

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