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No political will to resolve IBRC Commission shambles – Adams

15 December, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Following an all-party meeting with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny tonight, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said that “it's very clear that there exists no political will on the part of the Government to resolve issues raised by Judge Cregan in respect of the IBRC Commission of Investigation in advance of the general election”.

Teachta Adams said:

“This Government promised much in relation to political reform and transparency but what we have is obstruction and stalling straight out of the Fianna Fáil playbook. The Taoiseach has made it quite clear tonight that there will be no resolution to difficulties pertaining to the Commission of Inquiry outlined by Judge Cregan in advance of the general election.

“IBRC were a bank in the ownership of the State, appointed by the State and answerable to the State. The very important questions raised need answers, yet the Government has failed and continues to fail to put in place a legislative framework for the IBRC Commission to conduct its work.

“Sinn Féin’s amendments to the Commissions original terms of reference were rejected by the Government. We voted against them because of this and knew they were not fit for purpose.

“It’s clear that the Commission needs the powers and resources to get to the bottom of how IBRC operated and how deals were constructed as a matter of urgency. We are of the firm view that the legislative changes required should be brought before the Dáil before it is dissolved. The public deserve no less.” 

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