Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said today’s decision by the Central Bank not to refer any further information to the Gardaí or Director of Corporate Enforcement goes against the public interest.
Deputy Doherty said:
“This summer public opinion was shocked by the nature and tone of the Anglo recordings. Only a small sample of these was released to the public but their effect was electric. Clearly the public expected something to come of the scandal and for further reports to be sent to the Gardaí and Director of Corporate Enforcement.
“I will be asking Governor Honohan tomorrow in the Finance Committee why the Central Bank has chosen not to send any further reports to the authorities. We must recall that the Central Bank has known about these tapes since 2009.
“The public expected to see action taken after the Anglo tapes. It seems the Central Bank have decided to let the storm blow over. That is an unacceptable approach and is clearly not in the public interest. There seems no reason why reports could not have been filed.
“This attitude from the Central Bank shows too why Anglo must not be allowed to be exempted from the remit of the Banking Inquiry.”