My heart skipped a beat…..
13 March, 2011
I saw this headline a few days ago. Finally, I thought, some sign of life from the various criminal inquiries related to Irish banking scandals. At last, we would see a degree of accountability and justice!
Alas, ’twas not to be. Disappointingly, it was about two UK property tycoons being arrested in London as part of a fraud investigation into a failed Icelandic bank.
Here in Ireland, we struggle to achieve a level of accountability which is taken for granted even in Nigeria. I don’t care how many enquiries we have under way, or how thorough they are, if they cannot move forward at a reasonable pace then they are simply a waste of time and money, while generating justifiable cynicism.