Banking Inquiry, Politics /
Numerous questions remain unanswered. Ian Guider looks at what’s left to be unravelled
Adviser. Lieutenant. Confidante. These are all words that could be used to describe the relationship between senior Department of Finance official Kevin Cardiff and Brian Lenihan, Ireland’s inexperienced Minister for Finance in the crisis.
Neary’s profuse apologies don’t quite hack it when you supervised a banking system that had to be bailed out to the tune of €64 billion – and still there are no answers
No conflicts of interest in the auctioneering business, no builders with cosy political relationships - the perfect world of pre-bust Ireland
Former Bank of Ireland governors Richard Burrows and Laurence Crowley were adamant that their bank was simply following the logic of the markets in 2007. Ian Guider and Jack Horgan-Jones report