Bernard McNamara: Almost all of them (directors) have since been recruited to senior positions by Nama receivers. Photograph: Collins

Developer Bernard McNamara has claimed receivers for the National Asset Management Agency hired directors from his company after it was wound down. Mr(...)

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has agreed not to publish the written statement provided to it by former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has agreed not to publish the written statement provided to it by former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressing the Oireactas banking inquiry in July.

The Oireachtas banking inquiry was a pillar of the political reform promised in the Fine Gael-Labour programme for Government in 2011. That document c(...)

 John O’Leary entering Leinster house in 1967. File photograph: Jimmy McCormack/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry South and minister of state John O’Leary has died aged 82. He represented Kerry South from 1966 to 1997, holding the r(...)

Tony O’Reilly: “If his commitment to free speech was merely a pose, the Sunday Independent gave plenty of opportunity to depose it.”

Tony O’Reilly had such a good press for so long that clawback was inevitable. Matt Cooper’s book The Maximalist has sparked many begrudging reviews. H(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking with Thomas Kent’s nieces Kathleen Kent and Prudence Riordan and his grandnephew Michael Riordan, after Kent’s State funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland needs people who believe in their community, their country and in putting others before themselves, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told mourners at the (...)

Ruairí Quinn: The former Labour leader was the star of the show, casually mentioning to all and sundry that he’s off to see the pope this week with fellow European environment ministers.

That’s the think-ins done for another year. The political parties are fully bonded and shovel- ready. And the only thoughts worth thinking (...)

Ajai Chopra, former Deputy Director, IMF leaves the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry in Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Watching the banking inquiry has been both frustrating and fascinating. Your view of the hearings will depend on what you expected. If you were lookin(...)

Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, warned Ireland would not be able to access a bailout if it imposed cuts on senior bank creditors. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

IMF good, ECB bad. That was how the final day of public hearings at the Oireachtas banking inquiry might be best summed up. It started with Ajai Chopr(...)

On the night of the bank guarantee, September 29th, 2008, then  taoiseach Brian Cowen rang economist Alan Gray (above) for his views on the  guarantee  and the likely market reaction. He was the only person outside Government Buildings consulted by the taoiseach that night. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Economist Alan Gray stepped out from the shadows on Wednesday and proved to be the star witness on the penultimate day of public hearings at the Oirea(...)