1999, September 27th. Tanaiste, Mary Harney, on the Ansbacher scandal names.
“If the Government were to break the law and publish the names, everybody on the list would walk free and prosecutions would not be brought.”
2009 February 20th. ODCE director, Paul Appleby, on the Anglo Irish Bank scandal names (Reported).
“The State’s corporate enforcer may be unable to provide the names of the ‘golden circle’ of investors to the Government for fear of prejudicing criminal proceedings.”
Nobody was ever prosecuted as a result of the Ansbacher scandal. Nobody will be prosecuted as a result of the Anglo Irish Bank scandal.