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WATCH: Charlie McCreevy's blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong

The former finance minister gave a robust performance at the banking inquiry today.

FORMER FINANCE MINISTER Charlie McCreevy provided a robust defence of his record while appearing before the banking inquiry today.

The former Fianna Fáil TD, who served in the Department of Finance between 1997 and 2004, spent several hours answering questions about his time in office.

He defended his fiscal strategy and insisted at one point that “we were more responsible than any other government in the history of the State”. His evasiveness in responding to some questions caused the inquiry to be suspended for a brief period earlier today.

Later during the hearing, McCreevy was asked by Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath if he ever got anything wrong as Minister for Finance. His response was fairly blunt and uncompromising, despite McGrath’s best efforts:

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