Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has responded to the publication of the latest Anglo Tapes and called for the Government to consider seeking the extradition of former Anglo chief David Drumm from the USA if he refuses to return to Ireland to answer questions.
Deputy Collins commented, “The picture of David Drumm planning his strategy to extract funds from the Central Bank is an appalling one. His apparent disinterest in the impact of his actions on the Irish state is causing great anger and distress among those who listen to the tapes.
“The Irish people need to hear directly from Mr Drumm and get his explanation for the language and strategies detailed in these tapes. To date, Mr Drumm has evaded any proper scrutiny having moved to the US when the crisis originally broke.
“If Mr Drumm refuses to return voluntarily to Ireland to answer questions, the Government should make it clear that it will seek his extradition.
“Fianna Fáil has made it clear repeatedly that the party fully supports efforts to establish the full truth of Ireland’s banking collapse and the Government’s response to it. However, we believe that the approach proposed by Fine Gael and the Labour Party is wholly inadequate, will allow those featured in these tapes off the hook and will be more about petty politics than anything else.”