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    Last night's Primetime refered to Patrick Neary and had one of those old file photos from one of his cringeworthy interviews he did on the run up to the bank guarantee, but nothing more recent.

    Considering he, more than almost anyone else, has been repeatedly implicated in the general cluelessness that allowed Gov.ie guarantee the banks against "the best available advice", it seems odd that he had been allowed to disappear off into the sunset.

    No Oireactas Committee appearances, no what's he doing now colour pieces, no reportage at all. It's as if he took a large wedge of cash and high-tailed it into the wilderness. I would have thought his evidence and opinions would have been fundamental to the recent reports into the banking crisis, but...nothing.

    Anyone know where he is and what he's doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    Last night's Primetime refered to Patrick Neary and had one of those old file photos from one of his cringeworthy interviews he did on the run up to the bank guarantee, but nothing more recent.

    Considering he, more than almost anyone else, has been repeatedly implicated in the general cluelessness that allowed Gov.ie guarantee the banks against "the best available advice", it seems odd that he had been allowed to disappear off into the sunset.

    No Oireactas Committee appearances, no what's he doing now colour pieces, no reportage at all. It's as if he took a large wedge of cash and high-tailed it into the wilderness. I would have thought his evidence and opinions would have been fundamental to the recent reports into the banking crisis, but...nothing.

    Anyone know where he is and what he's doing?
    Don't ask too many questions or Biffo may feel the need to provide Neary with a new identity, in the Côte d'Azur, with an enhanced pension..........at our expense. Biffo's track record of rewarding PS incompetence and criminal waste and other such FF-type "minor misdemeanours" is there for all to see. Wonder what Cowen's fearful of?

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    I've been trying to find out.
    Nigh impossible.
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    Presumably looking after 'backers' with digouts or fallen for the dopiest 419, or both. Pension wise lets pray he doesn't stick around too long.
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    I hear that Pat is playing golf with Rody Molloy every week - they reminisce a lot about the good old days when people respected their betters and knew their place - those halcyon days of first class travel, 5 star hotels, executive cars and unlimited travel and subsistence accounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom View Post
    I hear that Pat is playing golf with Rody Molloy every week - they reminisce a lot about the good old days when people respected their betters and knew their place - those halcyon days of first class travel, 5 star hotels, executive cars and unlimited travel and subsistence accounts.
    I doubt if he even blushes when dragging that golf cart over the homeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post

    No Oireactas Committee appearances, no what's he doing now colour pieces, no reportage at all. It's as if he took a large wedge of cash and high-tailed it into the wilderness. I would have thought his evidence and opinions would have been fundamental to the recent reports into the banking crisis, but...nothing.
    Isn't he coming before an Oireactas Committee in the autumn...Public Accounts!!!!!

    Not surprised he is laying low.....his clueless behaviour is a disgrace.
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    Anyone ever find it amazing that a guy who
    studied Greek and Latin for one year in college
    can become Financial Regulator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    Anyone ever find it amazing that a guy who
    studied Greek and Latin for one year in college
    can become Financial Regulator?
    We have two lawyers in the highest political posts in the country. Why not a Greek scholar as Financial Regulator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    Anyone ever find it amazing that a guy who
    studied Greek and Latin for one year in college
    can become Financial Regulator?
    Yes and no - he had 30 years exp in the central bank too so no excuses..

    No more surprising as having a barrister in finance or a sh@ggin teacher as the great white hope of the country...
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