Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Financial Sector Reform Michael McGrath TD has said the former Chief Executive of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm must be extradited from the US to Ireland following reports this week that he is refusing to cooperate with investigations by the gardai and the Director of Corporate Enforcement.
“David Drumm, as Anglo’s Head of Lending between 2003 and 2005 and then as Chief Executive of Anglo up to 2008, is a key player in the catastrophic Irish banking crisis. The bank that he led has cost the taxpayer almost €30 billion. For him not to cooperate with the investigations is to give the two fingers to the Irish people. This is an affront to our citizens and to the democratic institutions in this State and he must not be allowed to get away with it.
“Mr. Drumm has fled to the US, and seems determined to evade his responsibility to answer key questions about some of the practices he presided over at Anglo Irish Bank. The government needs to use every legal means possible to ensure Mr. Drumm is held accountable for his actions.
“I am calling on the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to make a statement on the options available to the authorities to ensure they have access to any person abroad wanted for questioning in connection with the banking investigations,’ stated Deputy McGrath.