Reporting the bankers to the police

Sunday June 30th – Yesterday in Galway I joined several others in signing and submitting a formal letter of complaint to Gardai over the behaviour of former senior Anglo Irish Bank executives and calling for an investigation. This was inspired by a similar action in Donegal during the week (

I feel it is vital that the people of Ireland make their concerns known. I have always been inspired by this quote by Margaret Mead:

‘never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’

Ruairi McKiernan


Formal complaint template for people of Ireland to submit to Gardai calling for criminal investigation into Anglo bank abuses. Print, copy, sign, submit & ask for receipt.
Superintendent in Charge
Mill Street Garda Station
June 29TH 2013

Dear Superintendent,

Due to information on the actions of individuals employed by Anglo Irish Bank which this week has come into the public domain and the seriousness of the effects of these actions, I would like to make a formal complaint. I believe that the information published and broadcast by the Irish Independent Newspaper this week (known as the Anglo Tapes (22nd- 28th June 2013) indicates that it is likely that a crime or a series of criminal acts have been committed by the following individuals who have already been identified on public record; Mr John Bowe and Mr David Drumm both formerly of Anglo Irish Bank, which would warrant immediate investigation. The details are as follows:

Section 6(1) of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 states “a person who dishonestly, with the intention of making a gain for himself or herself or another, or of causing loss to another, by any deception induces another to do or refrain from doing an act is guilty of an offence”.

It would seem that in the case of the then management and directors of Anglo Irish Bank prior to its winding up that the following occurred.
The Management and directors of then Anglo Irish Bank acted as follows:
(a) dishonestly,
(b) with the intention of making a gain for the bank or its bondholder, or of causing loss to the State,
(c) by deception induced the State to give a guarantee and thereby are possibly guilty of an offence or of having acted in way which corresponds with the Section 6(1) of the said Act and which at least merits immediate investigation by the Gardaí.

Much of the evidence is now in the public domain; the Dáil Records, the Promissory Notes, the Guarantees themselves, the Bank Reports and in the tapes currently being published by the Irish Independent, which for the first time clearly show the intent to deceive on the part of the above named individuals. I believe that the Gardaí now have at least enough evidence to commence an investigation into the events described and that further delay is unwarranted.

Please may I request a written acknowledgement of this complaint of an offence under Section 6(1) of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001. May I further request that I be informed of the commencement of an investigation of this complaint and of the member in charge of the investigation. If for whatever reason an investigation is not commenced please may I request that I be furnished with the reason for the Gardaí not doing so.

Yours Sincerely,

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