Anyway, what I heard Brian say was that there were about 2,500 clients ( I think 2,300 was the figure given to the Court). It seem they are owed some €6m.
Whatever about the Financial Regulator, that 2,300 people surely have some claim on the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement which has been receiving annual accounts from Home Payments and its sister companies in the insurance and property industries.
Unfortunately, following the lead of the DPP, it is very unlikely that Mr Appleby, the Director of the ODCE, will make any comment on this debacle.
It would be good to see MABS and the relevant Chapter of Credit Unions in Dublin, come together and offer some kind of recovery package to the 2,300 people concerned: - but the key service offered by Home Payments Limited was the footwork put in by Brian and his colleagues, bringing the service to the doorstep for a couple of generations. That, along with the trust betrayed by the Directors, may prove to be irreplaceable.
Let us hope that the trust we are enitled to repose in the ODCE will not also lead to disappointment