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Fingleton in fighting form as he goes it alone at inquiry

It has been a long time coming, but the Central Bank’s probe into the collapse of Irish Nationwide is finally under way - and Michael Fingleton is once again centre stage

17th December, 2017

Wrapped up against the cold weather, the diminutive figure of Michael Fingleton emerged from the Central Bank inquiry into the collapse of Irish Nationwide in Smithfield last Monday alone.

It was lunchtime, half way through day one of the hearing. Brian O’Moore, senior counsel for the inquiry team, had spent the morning unfolding a roadmap of what lay ahead.

In summary, he explained that Fingleton, the former boss of the building society, and...

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