Banking inquiry members recommend report changes

Banking inquiry members have recommended several dozen informal changes to the group’s reworked report in a bid to prevent a potentially lengthy formal amendments process over the next 24 hours.
Banking inquiry members  recommend report changes

The 11 TDs and senators who made up the group referenced the changes they would like to see made to the new 300-page version after examining the updated file at the weekend.

It was drawn up in the space of days by Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy, Labour senator Susan O Keeffe, and back-room officials, and all inquiry members were asked to informally put forward any concerns.

They subsequently sent in several dozen suggestions, which are being added to the report, in order to reduce the number of formal amendments which need to be lodged by 6pm today.

Despite the suggested changes, all but two inquiry members — Socialist TD Joe Higgins and Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty — are likely to sign off on the file.

The document has been reduced from 27 chapters to 10, with sections on burden sharing, the banks, the role of State authorities, the 2008 guarantee, and2010 bailout.

The banking inquiry will meet tomorrow to sign off on any formal amendments and draw up still unwritten findings before the document is sent to individuals named in the file at the weekend.

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