The Central Bank Act 1942 have statutorily prohibited the bank from disclosing a huge array of confidential documents

A new law to allow the Oireachtas banking inquiry overcome the Central Bank’s strict secrecy laws will allow the committee only very limited scope in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  hosted a dinner with the IDA for more than 40 business executives at a Davos hotel last night. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says there will be no change to the current cap on bankers’ pay, following the resignation of David Duffy as chief executive of A(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has informed the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry  that former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet is willing to examine a number of options that could allow him to provide the committee with information it is seeking from the bank in relation to development around the time of  the State’s financial collapse.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas banking inquiry may yet have an opportunity to hear the views of the European Central Bank on the State’s financial crisis. Taoiseach E(...)

Depatment of Finance secretary general  Derek Moran: In both letters,  he makes clear his intention is to “fully co-operate” with the inquiry but he also raises concerns about the volume of material being sought by the committee. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, brought the Oireachtas banking inquiry to life last week with his 3¼-hour appearance in fron(...)

Patrick Honohan speaking before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry 2:04

Anglo Irish Bank should have been allowed to fail in September 2008, Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has said. Speaking at the Oireachtas Bankin(...)

The inquiry will hear from Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan today. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:04

The Department of Finance has objected to providing confidential Cabinet documents to the banking inquiry as part of a number of submissions on how th(...)

 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

If the four hours of questioning of Finnish finance expert Peter Nyberg told us anything yesterday, it’s that the next three months of the so-called c(...)

   President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi definitely doesn’t want to make a date with the now-running banking inquiry. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

And still they talked about water. It’s been tough going. In a lazy Leinster House afternoon, a lovely little exchange took place between Labour’s Eri(...)

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

The banking inquiry is an opportunity to “leave our club jerseys at the committee room door and to do an important job on behalf of the Irish people”,(...)

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the banking inquiry  in  Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 0:56

Irish people did not party during the economic boom “but they lived a bit better than they might have done because of the bubble”, an international ba(...)