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  • Banking Inquiry

    January 18, 2010 @ 10:57 am | by Harry McGee

    There will be a kerfuffle when the Dáil returns tomorrow over the form that the banking inquiry will take. Most of the Sunday broadsheets yesterday reported that the Government is veering towards a Commission of Inquiry model.

    That’s the concept brought to us by Michael McDowell. And, yes, it works. Very well too. But it’s not a utility player as such. It’s specialist. Worked well with Judge Murphy’s investigation of how the Dublin Archdioices responded to allegations of clerical sex abuse. It was also effective when inquiring into the death of a young boy whilst in custody.


  • What’s stuck in Cowen’s craw?

    September 21, 2009 @ 10:15 pm | by Harry McGee


  • You think it’s all over?

    December 19, 2008 @ 9:33 pm | by Harry McGee

    If you read only one column this weekend, read Paul Krugman’s column about the lessons from the Bernard Madoff fraud in Friday’s  New York Times. (Here’s the link)

    Madoff was a bastion of the New York financial world. Krugman notes that he a “brilliant investor (or so almost everyone thought), philanthropist, pillar of the community”. (more…)

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