Sinn Féin’s Senator David Cullinane has accused the Taoiseach of being is directly responsible for the banking inquiry debacle. He said the government want to control the inquiry and where engaging in gerrymandering to ensure they had a majority on the Committee.
Senator Cullinane said:
“What the government parties are doing is a disgrace. The Taoiseach is directly responsible for this and he should come before the Seanad to answer questions.
“The government’s refusal to accept the democratic decision of the Seanad in relation to appointees to the Committee of Inquiry is not acceptable.
“This is gerrymandering and a crude attempt to subvert the democratic process for party political gain.
“The antics of the government have seriously damaged the integrity of the Inquiry.
“Enda Kenny promised accountability and transparency and instead he is subverting the democratic process.
“The Taoiseach needs to come before the Seanad and explain his actions.”