Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (170)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

170. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Finance if his attention had been drawn to so called Anglo Irish Bank tapes prior to their publication in a daily newspaper. [31662/13]

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279. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he, or officials in his Department who worked on the restructuring of the promissory notes, were aware of the Anglo Irish Bank tapes before the finalisation of the restructuring of the promissory notes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32201/13]

Written answers (Question to Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 170 and 279 together.

I can confirm that neither I nor any official in the Department of Finance was aware of the contents of the tapes referred to until now.

I am advised that these tapes formed part of the material that was supplied to An Garda Síochána over four years ago as part of their investigation into matters at Anglo Irish Bank. These investigations have led to a number of criminal charges being brought against former employees of Anglo Irish Bank.