Sinn Féin has been accused of amateur dramatics and showmanship by using the Anglo tapes controversy to divert attention from Gerry Adams’s failure to address any of the serious issues raised in last Monday’s harrowing TV programme on The Disappeared.
SHOULD there be a banking inquiry? Yes, of course there should. In fact there must be one. Should it be conducted in parliament? Yes, absolutely. We need to know what happened and how it happened — both within the banks, between the banks and the authorities, and within government. Only a parliamentary inquiry can be as revealing as we need — I’ll tell you why in a minute.
THE Governor of the Central Bank has said that the best way to achieve stability in Ireland’s banking system is to sell the main banks to overseas players — but added that he would be “disappointed and surprised” if all of the €35 billion earmarked for the banks, from the IMF/EU bailout, is ultimately needed.