Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he believes former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm should co-operate with gardaí as he has been requested to do.

Mr Shatter said that Mr Drumm should make himself available to answer any questions that remain in the context of the investigations taking place.

He made his comment after noting that Mr Drumm is protesting over the coverage taking place in the Irish media.

Speaking to journalists at an event at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park, Minister Shatter said it was important to have an inquiry into the banking matters that have taken place.

He said he was conscious as Minister for Justice that the public wanted an insight into what had occurred and some of the information that had come into the public domain had given an interesting insight into the mindset of some of the individuals in Anglo Irish Bank.

The Irish Independent has recently published transcripts of conversations from 2008 between managers at the bank.