DOHERTY ACCUSES GOVERNMENT OF HIDING 5-YEAR-OLD BANKING INQUIRY REPORT

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has called for an immediate Oireachtas inquiry into Ireland’s scandal-hit banks – and accused the government of hiding a report written five years ago.Speaking on the Tonight With Vincent Browne programme on TV3, the Sinn Fein Finance spokesman also said he would oppose expensive inquiries which “made millionaires out of lawyers.”“I have asked the Taoiseach about this, and I have asked Michael Noonan about this – the Michael Fingleton report, a report that was done by Ernst & Young five years ago, into that bank (Irish Nationwide Building Society) is sitting on the Department of Finance’s desk,” said the Donegal man. “It is explosive, absolutely explosive, it is like the Anglo tapes but the Government will not give us that information,” he said.Doherty was also furious with how Anglo Irish Bank executives kept their jobs after the bank sank – costing this country €30Bn and saddling two generations with debt.“One of the people on the Anglo tapes was employed until last year and the other until February this year on €175,000 a year. The fact is that 22 of the 50 top executives at Anglo were kept on by the Government and nothing was done about that because the Government didn’t want to know,” he insisted.  DOHERTY ACCUSES GOVERNMENT OF HIDING 5-YEAR-OLD BANKING INQUIRY REPORT was last modified: June 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOHERTY ACCUSES GOVERNMENT OF HIDING 5-YEAR-OLD BANKING INQUIRY REPORTlast_img

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