Banking inquiry week one:: ‘Slow business, not showbusiness’

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There were no fireworks, in the banking inquiry’s opening sessions, and the committee members may be tempted to cut down on witnesses to speed to the real action. Michael Brennan and Jack Horgan-Jones report

Banking inquiry members knew that the ‘context’ module was never going to produce fireworks. Inquiry chair Ciarán Lynch acknowledged as much on Thursday, saying that he was focused on “slow business” not “show business”. Nonetheless, they are conscious that if they drag it out, they could quickly lose the public’s interest.

For this reason, some members are already talking about “slimming down” the proposed list of 40 witnesses for this module, so they...

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