Eoghan Harris raised the temperature in the Senate last Thursday morning. He moved the banking story on from the humiliating retreat of Bank of Ireland boss Richie Boucher.
Closing his eyes, speaking with a passion unmatched by anyone in the chamber, Harris let rip at some of Boucher’s boardroom buddies at Bank of Ireland.
He did not fillet the usual suspects. Instead Eoghan insisted that the two government nominees to the board were asleep on duty.
There was hidden bottle in Eoghan’s contribution. He himself was a Taoiseach’s nominee to the Senate so his Fianna Fail patrons must be none too pleased by his constant show of independence. Indeed Eoghan recently abandoned a seat on the government side and emigrated to join us on the independent benches (or, as some less charitable senators have remarked, the Sunday Independent benches).