Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach

Banking Issues: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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Hang on. Let me get this right. The Minister has said that the Department was not aware of the impact that this would have on the public because the official did not read that at that time. However, the CEO of the bank told us that the papers sent to the Minister and the Department included the board papers which proposed to withdraw cash services from 70 branches of AIB. Is the CEO accurate in that assessment? Did the official read those papers and therefore become aware of that proposal at that time?