Banking Inquiry: Where money and politics never meet

Banking Inquiry: Where money and politics never meet
John Hurley, former governor of the Central Bank.

No conflicts of interest in the auctioneering business, no builders with cosy political relationships - the perfect world of pre-bust Ireland

Experience is the name we give our mistakes, Oscar Wilde once said. The Dubliner’s writing style had the prodigious ability to articulate the reality of human nature.

“Can you just inform the committee,” a slightly exasperated Pearse Doherty began, “for a body that represents auctioneers, who sell the property, and a body who represents valuers, who value the property, some people would see that as a conflict of interest and suggest that when valuations...

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