Today we have retired financial watchdog Paul Abbleby making calls for tough new laws against white-collar crime ->
How far have we come since? Mr Appleby spent three years looking into Anglo and what real progress was made? It is obvious he had no will to make these type of comments while in office.In his first major speech since his retirement in July, Mr Appleby took aim at the "weakness" of a system that has not jailed a single banker since the financial crisis began five years ago.
The call came as the Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield admitted that the lack of action was damaging the public's faith in the legal system.
He said that the chances of heading off the next crisis or scandal were "weakened" as a result.
Mr Appleby took aim at a system that has not jailed a single banker since the financial crisis began five years ago.
Enda told us in 2010 that Anglo charges were 'imminent'.
2 years later is not imminent.Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has said the Garda file on the Anglo Irish Bank affair recommends to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that charges be brought against "less than half a dozen" individuals.
Anglo is well known now as corporate Ireland at its worst. Will half-truths come out in years to come when it is too late? Why did it take so long for the police to raid the Anglo offices? Plenty of evidence could have disappeared before this time, paperwork, hard drives etc. Do we have sufficient whistle-blower legislation for this type of information to be obtained? What further legislation is needed for white-collar crimes?
What has this government done to try speed this up and future investigations - Why are we so slow at this? Where is the political will to improve and strengthen the laws against white-collar crime?
Jail rogue bankers, demand finance chiefs - Irish, Business - Independent.ie
The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 16, 2010 - Kenny says Anglo charges imminent
Police raid Anglo Irish Bank | Business | guardian.co.uk