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Drumm's brother says he'll come back to Ireland - if he'll be granted bail here

Drumm has offered to return to Ireland under strict bail conditions.

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THE BROTHER OF David Drumm has said the former Anglo Irish Bank boss would return to Ireland if the Director of Public Prosecutions grants him bail.

Speaking to Pat Kenny on Newstalk today, Ken Drumm said his brother has offered to return here if he is guaranteed the State will not oppose bail while he awaits trial.

He has written to the DPP, offering to adhere to strict bail conditions, including wearing an electronic tag, handing over his passport and signing on daily at a garda station.

His brother has been prepared to come home for a long time, he said, “but from his experience dealing with the Irish Government he has developed a deep mistrust”.

David Drumm faces 33 charges in Ireland relating to transactions while he was chief of the now-defunct bank. He remains in custody in Boston following his arrest over an extradition order to Ireland.

“The suggestion that David fled Ireland makes absolute no sense, and it’s a nonsense. He went home to continue his life in the US. He could see what was going on in Ireland, but he certainly did not flee Ireland,” his brother said today.

He added that his brother “desperately wants to deal with this and get it out of his life”.

Comments are closed on this article as it relates to ongoing court proceedings. 

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