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.