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Mixed emotions on Anglo trial verdicts – Pearse Doherty TD

17 April, 2014 - by Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD, responding to the verdicts in the Anglo trial said there would be mixed emotions from the public in response.

He added however that there is still a long way to go before the Irish people feel justice has been served on all those culpable in the Irish banking crisis.

Deputy Doherty said:

“There will be mixed emotions to the two verdicts last night and today from the Irish people.

“Though Judge Nolan quite correctly pointed out that these men were facing technical charges and weren’t answering for the problems of the entire banking system, many people just saw this as a trial of the former bankers who contributed to the crash.

“We are still waiting for justice to be served on all those culpable in the Irish banking crisis.

“The failures in Irish banks, the reckless loans availed of by developers, combined with the policies of Fianna Fail, have caused great long term economic suffering for the Irish people.

“Austerity budgets, unsustainable debt to GDP level, emigration, poverty, unemployment and repossessions have been the sentence handed out to ordinary people.

“Meanwhile, those responsible for the crisis haven’t been held fully to account and the Irish public know that.”

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