Former taoiseach Brian Cowen at Leinster House for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Interesting remarks by Charlie McCreevy and Brian Cowen this week at the Oireachtas banking inquiry about that infamous Fianna Fáil tent at the Galway(...)

The ability of former ministers for finance to deny personal responsibility for the consequences of decisions taken, or avoided, in government continu(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving at Leinster House for his appearance at the Banking Inquiry, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Following Charlie McCreevy is developing into a theme for Brian Cowen. Having taken over from McCreevy in 2004 as finance minister, Biffo on Thursday (...)

Former taoiseach and minister for finance Brian Cowen appearing at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) was instructed by Brian Cowen to deposit money with Irish banks in late 2007 and early 2008, it emerged(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SARAH BARDON Fianna Fáil paid a heavy price for the banking crash and subsequent austerity but it was the right thing to do, the former taoiseach Bria(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen speaks to the media as he arrives for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Anglo Irish Bank was going down the tubes. Alarm bells were going off everywhere. But it wasn’t Brian Cowen’s job to keep a watchful eye on wha(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving for the banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has said he did not consider a 15 per cent decline in the share price of Anglo Irish Bank on St Patrick’s Day 2008 to be (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen speaks to reporters outside the Dáil this morning where he is appearing before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 3:51

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has told the banking inquiry that he is happy with the measures he took as minister for finance prior to the banking cris(...)

It is understood  former taoiseach Brian  Cowen, who is to appear before the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, will say he held a private meeting with  then minister for finance Brian Lenihan on the night of September 29th, 2008. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is to confirm he overruled Brian Lenihan on the night of the bank guarantee in 2008. It is understood that Mr Cowen, who(...)

Double act: Charlie McCreevy and Brian Cowen, both of whom are about to appear Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photograph: David Sleator

What’s it all about? The 11-member Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis was established in November 2014 to investigate the reasons(...)