Sensationalism is the second charge that the “Saint’ over at The Dossing Times makes against me.
‘I accept that Irish Corruption is solely about Corruption and is wee bit partial to the odd bit of sensationalism. (‘AIB, the most corrupt bank in Ireland“) I mean how does one know that for sure. Its like saying Roy Keane the Greatest Irish Player there ever will be.).’
While the Roy Keane analogy leaves me a bit puzzled, I am totally amazed that anyone could doubt the claim that Allied Irish Banks is the most corrupt financial institution in the State. Here are just a few figures (from recent times) to back up the claim.
€90 million â€“ DIRT fraud.
€34 million â€“ Foreign exchange fraud
€3.4 million â€“ Trust customers fraud
€1.4 million â€“ Student overcharging fraud
Not to mention the executive’s offshore tax-dodging scheme and the recent Prime Time special (This programme is well worth watching) where AIB staff outlined (through an actor’s voice) how they operated a long-standing, well planned criminal scheme that successfully robbed millions directly from customer accounts.
I would be fascinated and delighted if readers could come up with facts and figures that would establish another Irish financial institution as more corrupt than AIB.
I can only conclude that the “Saint’ is not Irish, lives in some remote part of the planet and is therefore unaware of the criminal record of Allied Irish Banks.