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Gilmore challenges Cowen on decision to allow bankers to write their own legislation

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 05:53 PM

This morning in Leaders' Questions the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD returned to the issues from when Brian Cowen was Minister for Finance and challenged him on an article published in the Irish Times on Monday which shows that bankers were involved in helping to draft legislation when the banking crisis hit.

During the exchange Eamon also suggested there is a conflict of interest in the appointment of Ernst & Young to unearth and pursue malpractices within Irish Nationwide, the same firm that acted as auditors to Anglo Irish Bank.

"Was the appointment of these people approved," Eamon asked.

"The difficulty is that, because of the Taoiseach's approach where he heard and saw nothing and has not learned anything, nothing has changed and we are back to the 'same old same old' where the people on the inside track and in the golden circle are still being appointed to examine themselves'

 

 

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