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    The Sindo today published a piece by Tom Lyons which revealed that Irish Nationwide had a "special" bank account called the 'No. 3 account'. This account was apparently jointly controlled by Michael Fingleton and one other member of staff. Payments could be made without formal limits including granting loans to politically sensitive figures.

    Hmm, I wonder if we should demand to know the names of any political figure associated with this bank account? Or does it really matter?

    Fingleton used special account for politically sensitive loans - Independent.ie
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    Enda's boss is likely in there

    Hogan's unorthodox loans were personally approved by Fingleton to allow him buy a pied-a-terre house in Dublin 4 and a luxurious penthouse in Portugal using two interest- only loans of at least a decade each, an aggressive equity release, and what appears to have been, for his final loan, minimal paperwork.
    Nationwide's 'soft' loan to Hogan - Independent.ie
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    Pity somebody could not get the contents, and send it to Wikileaks so that we could all have a good laugh at who was banking with the little bank of Fingers.

    All of this reinforces the fact that INBS was of systemic importance to the establishment, and of SFA importance to the PAYE taxpayer.
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    Question is, does it matter who the politicians were that received this "special" treatment?
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    Well, if Fingers approved loans to Commissioner McCreevy, and Fingers approved loans for Big Fill, then Big Fill is perfect material to be an EU Commissioner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Question is, does it matter who the politicians were that received this "special" treatment?
    It matters if these loans had any bearing on the votes made by the politicians in any legislation that affected Nationwide.

    Or the influence these politicians brought to bear on any of their colleagues who prefer to sup pints in the Dail bar than read legislation they are due to vote on
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    The Sindo today published a piece by Tom Lyons which revealed that Irish Nationwide had a "special" bank account called the 'No. 3 account'. This account was apparently jointly controlled by Michael Fingleton and one other member of staff. Payments could be made without formal limits including granting loans to politically sensitive figures.

    Hmm, I wonder if we should demand to know the names of any political figure associated with this bank account? Or does it really matter?

    Fingleton used special account for politically sensitive loans - Independent.ie
    And we wonder why FG opt to attack the most vulnerable rather than properly tax the €27 million pension that FFingers awarded to himself.

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    Well at least, thank God, there was no question of Fingleton getting paid off for sanctioning generous bank loans that might not have been granted otherwise or might not have had such advantageous terms, using go-betweens to offer the 'deal'. Thank goodness. That would have been an appalling vista. So it is good that that never happened. Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarnivalOfAction View Post
    And we wonder why FG opt to attack the most vulnerable rather than properly tax the €27 million pension that FFingers awarded to himself.
    Well....if you were in Big Fill's big shoes....who would you pick on ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Well....if you were in Big Fill's big shoes....who would you pick on ?
    Well, 99% > 1%. That's the tradegy of the left in Ireland: every time LP gets a decent vote they take the mé féin option of going in with one of the backward, conservative FF/FG clones instead of tackling the wealthy vested interests.

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