Former director general of the Canadian department of finance Rob Wright told the banking inquiry he produced report on the Department of Finance which noted risks caused by government policy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Economic crash could have had ‘soft landing’ if government had been given written advice

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg arriving at the opening of the banking inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Finnish expert says lack of implementation of existing regulation and powers led to banking crisis

 Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry, at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘People did not necessarily party during boom but their lives felt better,’ says Finnish expert

Chairman of the banking inquiry committee Ciarán Lynch (Lab) says group will work for the Irish people and ‘leave club jerseys at the door’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Labour’s Ciarán Lynch says group will work on behalf of the Irish people

Previously described by the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) as “the loneliest girl in the world” because of her lack of family, the teenager was distressed because she was aware she could not stay in her current placement, but did not know when or where she would be moved. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Child could not be ‘left indefinitely not knowing where she is going’ says judge

The report will be launched today by Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus.

Law Reform Commission report recommends new legislation on counselling notes

A report released by Democrats on the US Senate intelligence committee, revealed how detainees were tortured at rendition sites using techniques that were “brutal and far worse than the CIA represented” under the “renditions, detentions and interrogations” programme. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US military flights at Shannon Airport should be searched, says peace alliance

Judge rules boy should see mother weekly

Computer-generated view of the “urban beach” in Dún Laoghaire

The €2.5 million project will include a heated, sea water swimming pool

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