Central Bank director: Banking not discussed on Cowen golf outing

Central Bank director: Banking not discussed on Cowen golf outing

A Central Bank director who attended the infamous golf outing with Brian Cowen and Sean Fitzpatrick has said banking was not discussed.

Alan Grey said the people at the meeting only discussed general economic issues and not issues relating to the financial institution.

The events took place in July 2008, weeks after Brian Cowen became Taoiseach, and two months before the bank guarantee.

Dr Grey said he came up with an agenda for the meeting and that banking was not discussed at all.

"Banking was not discussed at any time, in general or in specific (terms)," he said.

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