FINAL BANKING INQUIRY REPORT COULD BE PUBLISHED THIS MONTH
The final report of the Banking Inquiry could be published at the end of this month.
The Inquiry has opened its Right to Reply today, meaning any of the 80 people named in the document have 21 days to contest certain elements of the report.
Senator Susan O’Keeffe co-authored the final report which was signed off by the Inquiry members on New Year’s Eve.
She says it is intended to publish the report on Wednesday 27th January, but this could be affected by potential challenges.
“People will be aware legal challenges are generally complex and take time, and are not easily resolved” she said.
“And of course part of the procedure is that we had the first round of challenges which were not legally based in the sense that they were letters written to the inquiry and submissions made”.
“So I guess if somebody was to make a legal challenge it would del;ay that publication – but again, I can’t say that for sure” she added.