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    The constipated sphinx breaks ranks and turns on the bankers

    The last time Kevin Cardiff appeared before a Dail committee, he resembled a constipated sphinx. His 2011 summons to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proved tortuous. The then head of the Department of Finance was on the back foot after a €3.6bn error in the State’s finances occurred on his watch. Extracting information from the sphinx was like pulling teeth from the mouth of an unwilling dragon.

    Bankers turn the tables on the Banking Inquiry

    The bankers are playing a blinder. Someone, somewhere has been giving them some wickedly shrewd advice.

    Pym the Pauper shares his sausage and chips

    Do not be fooled by AIB’s tiny cut in rates last Friday. One cut does not kill a cartel.


    Landlords of Leinster House declare interests

    Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams receives a pension from the Queen of England. The ghosts of nationalists past must be haunting his Donegal holiday home.


    Merkel won’t interfere with our ministers’ toys

    You have to hand it to the Government. The economy is on a roll. There they are feeding us with fine figures about exports, deficit reduction, falling jobless and the rest.


    Enda volunteers Ireland for Angela’s army

    The Scene: The Cabinet Room in Dublin’s Merrion Street. In the chair, Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

    The Untouchables

     “The Untouchables’ (2012) by Shane Ross & Nick Webb shines a light into the dark corners of Official Ireland to show that the destructive culture of cronyism that afflicts so much of Irish life is still alive and kicking. Ross and Webb investigate the workings of lobbyists; judicial appointments; law firms and much more in a shocking indictment of modern Ireland.



    In 2010, along with Nick Webb, he co-authored, ‘Wasters’, an examination of the scandal of public sector waste and extravagance at the taxpayers’ expense.

    The Bankers

    The Bankers

    Shane is a best-selling author. His 2009 bestseller, ‘The Bankers: How the Banks Brought Ireland to its Knees’, lifted the veil from those whose reckless lending to property developers brought Ireland from boom to bust.