Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm is at home in Boston but does not want to talk to RTÉ News.
In March 2008 Anglo Irish Bank's shares collapsed, leading Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan to introduce the bank guarantee. Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Drumm resigned and in 2009 he moved with his family to the United States.
On learning that Anglo Irish Bank has set aside a figure of six million euro, in case an outstanding loan of eight million to David Drumm is not repaid, RTÉ Washington Correspondent Charlie Bird goes in search of the former Anglo Irish CEO.
The Drumm family live in Stage Neck Road in Chatham, a wealthy part of Cape Cod, near Boston. The family home is an exclusive property with a swimming pool, overlooking Nantucket sound, valued at around 4.5 million dollars.
Charlie Bird turns up at the mansion and begins an exchange with through the letter box with David Drumm.
Mr Drumm it’s Charlie Bird from RTÉ, can I talk to you?
David Drumm refuses to engage,
Have a bit of respect, will you; I’ve got my family here in the house Charlie.
The reporter persists,
The taxpayers at home in Ireland, who would like some answers.
'Cape Cod Times' reporter Sarah Shemkus says David Drumm declared the Stage Neck Road property as his primary residence in 2009.
It’s protected up to 500,000 dollars against claims from people to which you owe money.
The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is keen to interview David Drumm. While there has been contact between his legal representatives and An Garda Síochána, it is not clear whether that interview will take place.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 31 March 2010. The presenter is Charlie Bird.