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Leslie Buckley’s concern is that a draft statement of evidence prepared by the inspectors indicates objective bias on their part against Mr Buckley,  counsel said.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former INM chairman Leslie Buckley has rejected claims by two court-appointed inspectors that his application to have them withdrawn from investigatin(...)

An FBI raid on offices in the US. In April Leo Varadkar promised  that the Government would “beef up the role of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement” to make it a “a sort of Irish FBI, if one likes, when it comes to white-collar crime”. Photograph: Getty Images

This week David Drumm, former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, was held to account for his criminality during the banking crisis. It only took the(...)

Ian Drennan, Director of Corporate Enforcement,  said the entire process had been “nothing short of a disgrace”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement took almost three years to hire six senior accountants. At one stage, ODCE boss Ian Drennan said the (...)