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Enda’s Banking Inquiry lap of honour turns into ambush

The Banking Inquiry script has gone horribly wrong. And last Thursday it hit rock bottom.

How Bertie hammered a nail into the Inquiry’s coffin

It was box office day at the Banking Inquiry. The biggest fish of all was on the menu. Members of the Inquiry were visibly excited. A few of the TDs had crossed swords with the star witness a few years ago. A good “performance” against Bertie was essential if they were to earn their party stripes. Yet as the Inquiry does not allow bias, they were, strictly speaking, neutral participants in pursuit of the truth. So on Thursday they all left their political baggage at the door of the dungeon. And if you believe that, you believe anything.

Set up for a fall, but slugger Cowen came out fighting

Charlie McCreevy was billed as the appetiser, Brian Cowen the hors d’oeuvres and Bertie Ahern the main course. At long last, the Banking Inquiry was set to gorge itself on the Fianna Fail carcases. Earlier witnesses, like the economists, the media, the regulators and the bankers themselves, were the warm-ups. The Banking Inquiry was never about the bankers. It was always about Fianna Fail.

UPDATE GLENALBYN CONTACT DETAILS – CLICK HERE

Following our meeting on Monday night to reopen the swimming pool at Glenalbyn , as promised, I enclose:

Contact details for Stillorgan Ward Councillors and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

Let them know your views on Glenalbyn Swimming Pool!

Richard Shakespeare, Director of Environments, Environmental Department, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council- (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

Councillor Deirdre Donnelly- (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

Councillor Barry Saul- (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

Councillor Gerry Horkan- (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

Councillor Josepha Madigan- (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

Councillor Liam Dockery- (Enable Javascript to see the email address)