Elaine Byrne: Bankers omit ‘irrelevant’ details

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Matt Moran, former chief financial officer, Anglo Irish Bank

So what else did they fail to tell the banking inquiry?

The appearance of Michael Fingleton before the banking inquiry on Wednesday offered little more than another reminder of the personalities behind Ireland’s economic collapse. A one-man show that made discretionary decisions under the illusion of a functioning credit committee.

Fingleton and his former INBS colleagues Michael Walsh and John Stanley Purcell were on message. All three used the similar, familiar language of blaming the regulator.

“However, despite prompting, the leadership that I felt was...

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