Gardaí search Anglo Irish Headquarters

The Irish Transport Minister, Noel Dempsey is talking about “economic treason” in the shenanigans at the Anglo Irish Bank – whether that’s a ‘charge’ which anyone will actual face is another matter. But search warrants were issued by Dublin District Court and this morning Gardaí attached to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement began searches of the bank’s Dublin headquarters.

The warrant allows officers seize books and enter premises. Eight gardaí, a detective inspector, two detective sergeants and five detective gardaí are already assigned to the offices of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and have been investigating the affairs of Anglo Irish Bank. The Garda Commissioner assigned another eight to assist in the investigation, including another detective inspector and two sergeants. They along with staff from the Director’s office are carrying out today’s searches.

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  • Scaramoosh

    “seize books”

    I knew that the Irish banks were still a bit backward, but the notion that everything is still done in books (presumably in pencil).

    Sure wouldn’t they just have rubbed it all out in the intervening weeks… 🙂

  • ulsterfan

    I wonder if the gardai have staff capable to carry out these inquiries.
    Few police services have.
    Note the most senior mentioned is an inspector.
    surely such a complex matter deserves the attention of more senior staff.
    Perhaps it is a case of showing that something is being done but no real expectation of a result.

  • George

    Ulsterfan,
    it’s the ODCE’s 50 staff that do all the complex business.

    The Gardaí are merely the necessary muscle, the brawn in front of the brain if you will.

  • OC

    I’d like to see job off-shoring, replacing citisen labor with visa foreign labor, and employing illegal aliens, all considered economic treason, too!

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Cant rule out this is arranged convienently to prevent release of the 10 names.

    National government required asap.

  • joeCanuck

    If charges are laid we’re sure to hear at least some of the names of the Horde. Sammy.

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    I would not underestimate FF – these are cute hoors who have played the tribunals and the courts for decades.

  • borderline

    Dempsey’s intervention sums up the state of affairs in the squalid state.

    ‘Economic treason’ my arse. The purpose of owning a bank is to make money; as much as you can within the rules.

    The purpose of being in govt. is to make the rules and ensure they are being enforced.

    That’s your job Dumpsey. And if you don’t do it, it’s your arse that is gulty of treason.

  • Wilde Rover

    George,

    “it’s the ODCE’s 50 staff that do all the complex business.

    The Gardaí are merely the necessary muscle, the brawn in front of the brain if you will.”

    Not sure of the legal aspects of it, but isn’t it time that C.A.B. got involved?