Malta’s Irish financial regulator gets testy with local media reporter

Irish Times | Dec 14, 2021 at 6:21 AM
  • Corporate lawyer Joe Gavin, one of a swathe of external hires brought in to help rehabilitate the Central Bank of Ireland post the 2008 financial crash, faced his share of trying moments as the organisation’s general counsel between 2010 and 2015.
  • You’d have thought that after all that, an interview with a reporter in Malta, where Gavin was appointed in July as head of the country’s financial regulator, should have been a walk in the park.
  • The Times of Malta reported in recent days how Gavin walked away from an interview with the media organisation, before returning to the table and, then, minutes later, cancelling the entire sit-down, after taking objection to the line of questioning from the reporter.