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Childers welcomes news that former head of ECB would meet Irish MEPs to discuss Irish banking inquiry

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Thursday 22 Jan 2015

Independent MEP, Nessa Childers, has welcomed reports that former head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has indicated he would be willing to cooperate with the banking inquiry.

‘Apparently Mr. Trichet has indicated that he could meet Irish MEPs as a method to engage with the banking inquiry.  The Irish Government should not attempt to block this offer.’

‘The MEPs are ideally placed to engage with Trichet.  Many of us were elected in response to the financial crisis, the bailout and Troika deal, and its effects on the Irish people.

‘Meeting the MEPs is also very appropriate as the ECB engages and reports to the European Parliament.’

‘There are many questions that need answers about the engagement, or role, the ECB had with the Irish State during this time’ said Childers.