Just a quick update on my own appeal. I did not receive a third response from AIB. My appeal is now with the panel. I assume i have a long wait ahead of me unless I receive the standard rejection letter.
Got another letter from BDO saying it's still receiving attention or however they describe sitting on someone's desk, interestingly spotted Mr Hunt and the Paschal Donohoe having a good chat in the US lounge in Dublin airport today wherever they were off to. Caught me by surprise seeing them as I was leaving for my flight so I wasted the opportunity to raise our issues and just got in a quick quip to the minister to not be afraid to say no to AIB.