Senator David Norris' address to Seanad Eireann (the Irish Senate)

In Sept. 2007, fourteen months before Ireland's bank bailout, I resigned from my position as the Risk Manager of UniCredit Bank Ireland. I did that in order not to incriminate myself. I have spent the last 4 years seeking justice. On Feb. 23rd., 2010, I was fortunate to have Senator David Norris raise the matter in Seanad Eireann (the Irish Senate), and request a response from the Minister of Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan. Senator Norris concluded by stating that:
"...there is ministerial responsibility in this matter. This is a grossly serious matter which has been reported to the Financial Regulator. A man has lost his job as a result. He honourably resigned. The degree of breach was 40 times the accepted margin. This is a disaster. If we are not prepared to face the issue and investigate it when it has been laid before the House, there is absolutely no hope for the financial system or its reputation worldwide...How can the Financial Regulator investigate himself? He was in breach of his responsibility."
In Nov. 2011, Emma Alberici, Europe correspondent for ABC TV, told my story as part of her documentary 'Going Rogue' which featured Nick Leeson and Sir John Vickers among other interviewees. It is ironic that at a time when the Irish tax-payer is bailing out un-secured bond holders, my story which occurred in Dublin, is deemed of interest to the Australian TV license payer. Please click on 'play video' on the following link:
VRT, Belgian state-TV, aired this interview with me on March 6th., 2013. My Interview begins in minute 27:
Het verdriet van Europa: Zeepbellen blazen (The sadness of Europe: Bursting bubbles)
VRT, Belgian state-TV, released extra footage of my interview on March 8th., 2013. (in English):

Monday, 18 April 2011

Can we have the truth, PLEASE?

Dear Minister Noonan,

Now that we have officially been told by Moody's that our banks are junk, is there any chance that you might break with the tradition of your predecessors in office and start telling us THE TRUTH?

Frankly, we, the Irish people who are struggling to make ends meet, would like to know once and for all what the REAL situation is. We are sick and tired of relying on foreign entities like Moody's, S&P, ECB & IMF in order to discover what goes on in our own back yard. 

Further to my posting below from last Thursday, I would like to share some more correspondence with Fine Gael. This might serve to refresh your memory and that of your senior colleagues. It is rather surprising that you had chosen to completely deny that I had had any dealings with Fine Gael.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 11 June 2010 09:11
Subject: Re: Update
Hi N.,

Thank you for the update.

I look forward to hearing from you if/when there are any further developments....


On 10 June 2010 16:48, N wrote:

Hi ...,
Deputy X [of Fine Gael, WB] has been in touch with the Financial Regulator, and set out the concerns raised at the meeting on the matters which do not appear to have been addressed. I understand that these concerns are being followed up by the Regulator who has promised Deputy X a reply in due course.
I gather that the Regulator may be contacting you directly in order to garner more information. Perhaps you could let me know if you have received any more information since then.
Regards, N.