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

Banking inquiry week 10: Money talks – but what does it say?
Elaine Byrne giving evidence to the banking inquiry this week

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?

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...

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