There is talk of an “inquiry” into the banking crisis. Why? What will be the benefit, other than to spend another quarter of a billion, which we haven’t got, on a report? Will it help jail anyone? Did the Beef Tribunal?
Would it not be cheaper to stick Shane Ross, Matt Cooper and Fintan O’Toole in a room, bung ’em 20k a piece for their trouble, and ask them to give us a 60 page synopsis of their combined books?
Most Irish people don’t want another tribunal. They want people to go to jail. Let’s start seeing some fellas been led out in handcuffs. In fact, they’d be happy if one particular banker, and you all know who I’m talking about, went to jail for misleading shareholders.
If we have to have an inquiry, let the Oireachtas do it DIRT style, on the cheap and with no lawyers. Only this time, the voters have to promise to actually reward the poor bastards for doing the business, instead of sacking them, as the disgraced voters of Dublin Central did to Jim Mitchell for doing all that high falutin’ parliamentary stuff.