Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said  Freedom of Information documents released to The Irish Times showing tensions between his department and IBRC illustrated that his officials were doing their job. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lawyers for former Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) chief executive Mike Aynsley have accused government officials of personally attacking (...)

Anti-water meter protesters stop work by employees of GMC Sierra, a subsidiary of the Denis O’Brien-owned Siteserv, last April. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

The speed at which events surrounding the Siteserv furore moved between Tuesday and yesterday was dictated by the severity of the political pressure a(...)

Former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes has contradicted the Government’s account to the Dáil of how it dealt with the issue. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

What is Siteserv? Siteserv is a group of companies owned by businessman Denis O’Brien. They provide services for builders, broadband providers such as(...)

PAC Chairman John McGuinness TD. Photograph: David Sleator

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has confirmed his office does not have the power to investigate the sale of Siteserv because he cannot inqu(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “The deal was the deal and I was assured the components of the deal were necessary to get the best results for the taxpayer.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he was reassured by Alan Dukes, former chairman of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), that the sa(...)

At this stage the flatulent rat was snoozing in the Taoiseach’s breast pocket.

It is not widely known, but the first person a new taoiseach encounters upon entering Government Buildings after a general election is a doctor.The do(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy: wants a full inquiry into the Siteserv deal and other large sell-offs by IBRC.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Officials in the Department of Finance who investigated the 2012 IBRC sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien severely criticised the bank’s management in(...)

Former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes “categorically rejects suggestions that there was any impropriety in the sale of Siteserv by IBRC in March 2012”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former chairman of the IBRC Alan Dukes has “categorically rejected” any suggestion of impropriety in relation to the bank’s sale of Siteserv to a comp(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin raised the sale of Siteserv during leaders’ questions in the Dáil and asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny for an independent inquiry into the  sale.

A call has been made for an independent inquiry into the sale of Siteserv by IBRC to businessman Denis O’Brien’s firm Millington at a loss of €105 mil(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy has called on the Government to order a full independent inquiry into a number of IBRC transactions, including the 2012 sale of Siteserv to a company controlled by Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Independent TD Catherine Murphy has called on the Government to order a full independent inquiry into a number of IBRC transactions, including the 201(...)