Mr Alan Ahearne is addressing the Banking inquiry in Dublin today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The EU-IMF Troika veteod a proposal to impose haircuts on about €4 billion worth of senior unguaranteed bondholders in late 2010, a special adviser to(...)

The decision by the ECB not to co-operate with the banking inquiry has been criticised by the committee chairman. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dáil’s banking inquiry will discuss an extension to its November 30th deadline to produce its report due to delays caused by the investigation of (...)

The ECB resolved in February to allow vice-president of the ECB Vítor Constâncio to make an Oireachtas committee appearance but only if it took place outside the inquiry process. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The refusal of the European Central Bank to co-operate with the Dáil’s banking inquiry has been strongly criticised by members of the committee. The (...)

the Central Bank’s former head economist Thomas O’Connell has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry that Ireland’s banking and economic crash should never have happened.

Ireland’s banking and economic crash should never have happened, the Central Bank of Ireland’s former head economist Thomas O’Connell has told the Oir(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Three key issues: the non-trickle-down effect, spending versus saving, and who’s first in the queue are all up for debate. Illustration: CSA/Vetta/Getty

So if someone were to take €6,500 from you and offer you, say, €1,500 back over the next few years, how would you feel? Furious because of what you(...)

Dr Peter Bacon, economic consultant and former stockbroker, wrote three reports for government on the housing market. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The slow march of the Oireachtas banking inquiry continued yesterday with economists Peter Bacon and Alan Ahearne appearing before the committee.Bacon(...)

Almost four years ago when Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, agreed to reduce the VAT rate for tourism services, he did so on a temporary basis and at(...)

Economist Dr Peter Bacon at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Wednesday.

Economist Alan Ahearne, a former special advisor to the late Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan, is to present at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry in D(...)

PwC said Dublin will have the highest growth rates in revenue per hotel room this year and next

Balancing the recovery story with ongoing special pleadings for support is always a tricky business, and it seems that hotels are struggling to frame (...)