However, this strikes me as being too little, too late. Does anyone know if the Consumer Panel issues such warnings before and at the height of the bubble itself?
As if the following panel would produce any report warning of the impending imploding bubble …
Planets fucked enough without wasting paper on a report from this bunch of cretins …
**Profiles of the Consumer Panel Members: **
Raymond O’Rourke is the Chair of the Panel. He is a food and consumer lawyer.
Kathleen Barrington is a freelance business journalist with special interest in personal finance issues.
Frances Byrne is the Director of One Parent Exchange and Network (OPEN). OPEN is the national network of lone parent self-help groups that have joined together to represent the interests of lone parents living in poverty and social exclusion.
Michael Culloty is Social Policy and Communications Officer with the Money Advice and Budgeting Service.
James Doorley is the nominee of the Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) and a member of the CAI Council. He is currently Assistant Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland.
John Maher is a chartered accountant, and is a senior lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Waterford Institute of Technology.
Professor Noel Mulcahy is former Executive Vice President of the University of Limerick. He is a former member of Seanad Eireann and is an alternate in the National Forum on Europe, Co-director of National Centre for Work- Based Learning.
Fidele Mutwarasibo is Research & Integration Officer with the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
Sean O’Sullivan is Chairman of the Centre for Financial Services Innovation and is also the Managing Director of Seabrook Research Limited, a software development company, based in Cork.
Fiona Reynolds is a solicitor in private practice.
Eileen Walsh is a senior volunteer member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with a particular interest in national social policy and justice issues. She is Chair of the Policy Analysis Group of the Society.
Secretary: Colette Clancy, Financial Regulator