This was top story on the 9 o’clock news. We’re going to see a lot of media management about it over the next week.
We’re going to see Charlie Flanagan and Leo comment. Condemnations of the violence are a given. But what else will they say and do ? Will the police be instructed to maintain a presence on site for reasons of public order ? That’s the key State decision here.
The bank needs to decide if it is capable of maintaining possession and who would do that for them. They need cameras etc.
Obviously the bank will get a wide ranging injunction against anyone or persons unknown interfering - but those don’t matter in the middle of the night.
I don’t know whether KBC’s loan documents give them right to be Mortgagee in Possession themselves or appoint an accountant as Receiver. I imagine they would have appointed an NI receiver by now if they had that power.
The locals need to go ‘Granard after Ann Lovatt’ silent about the whole thing. The Guards are going to target the simpler minded types involved and target them for questioning. You’re only as strong as your weakest link.
We’re going to see briefing against the borrowers. But the name of the Einstein in KBC who lent them the money will never be known