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Kenny response to IBRC scandal weak and entirely inadequate - Adams

25 April, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has again criticised Taoiseach Enda Kenny's handling of the growing scandal around IBRC.

Gerry Adams said:

"The response of the Government and the Taoiseach to the growing scandal around IBRC has been weak and entirely inadequate.

"For several days this week Mr Kenny was unable to answer questions in the Dáil on this issue and his actions since have do nothing to get to grips with this issue.

"Alan Dukes' press conference yesterday merely raises further questions and concerns around IBRC and the Siteserv scandal.

"Mr Dukes said the Department of Finance was kept abreast of the sales process at all stages.

"He has said that the IRBC board never had a review of the Siteserv transaction. This contradicts Minister Noonan's claim that there was a review.

"Major questions remain for the Government. For instance, If the Department of Finance had so little confidence in IBRC, why was Mr Noonan happy to accept its assurances regarding the Siteserv transaction?

"Why were so many dissenting voices in the civil service ignored in relation to various IBRC transactions?

"There is obvious public disbelief at the fact that KPMG liquidators have been appointed to conduct review, as KPMG also acted for SiteServ.

"Let's remember this issue concerns millions of euro of public money. Citizens and taxpayers want the truth behind this scandal.

"The Taoiseach needs to establish a Commission of Investigation. That remains the only way to get to the bottom of this scandal, to answer all of the concerns that have been raised and to reassure the public."

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