Mary O’Rourke’s response to the Anglo tapes.
Absolutely astounded that two high flying bankers would treat the Central Bank of their country in that fashion…It makes the case for an immediate set up for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to deal with it.
I’m ashamed the government spent so long playing games about the chairman of the PAC.
On how her nephew dealt with the situation.
Her first attempt to answer this question was typical O’Rourke gobbledygook and is worth quoting in full.
Of course it does, I have always held to the full idea which is now becoming more in the open. I mean if those two bankers, it’s like a thriller, isn’t it, a bad thriller. If those two bankers were willing to do that on the Central Bank of their country they were willing to do it on anyone or any government. It paints the bank in a dreadful light and these are the people that people trusted in this country.
She was asked the question again – Was Brian Lenihan aware of the bank’s attitude?
I’m quite sure he wouldn’t have been privy, how could he have been, to those phone calls…Fianna Fail wants an inquiry, why would we not?
Did the government of the day make bad decisions, well I don’t know. that’s why I want an inquiry, why everyone in Fianna Fail wants an inquiry.
I most desperately want it because I know to the day he passed away Brian was for his country, he was for his country, he was not for anything else.
Clearly, O’Rourke is desperate to protect the ‘good’ name of her traitor nephew Brian Lenihan Jnr.
That’s to be expected as she, along with her brother Brian Lenihan Snr., are also guilty of betraying Ireland and its people.