Oireachtas Banking Inquiry: Reprt was not fit for purpose, according to many of the 11 committee members, who wanted to rip it up and start again.

“The real strength of the inquiry is its ability not just to look at one document in isolation but to draw together the different strands from various(...)

Eoghan Murphy: together with Susan O’Keeffe has until next Thursday to complete the revised report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has agreed to halve the length of its final report in an effort to meet a January publication deadline. The committee w(...)

Joan Burton: “The [banking inquiry] members have devoted a huge amount of time, the chairman, Ciaran Lynch has worked very hard to be really fair to all of the witnesses, and I think it would be in everybody’s interest if we can get that report before the general election - and they have a timeline of the third week of January.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon/The Irish Times

The members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry owe it to themselves and the people of Ireland to publish a report on their investigation before the Jan(...)

Oireachtas  banking inquiry chairman Ciaran Lynch  at Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Oireachtas banking inquiry is to publish its final report by January 20th, 2016. Members of the Oireachtas committee were told on Wednesday that a(...)

Enda Kenny: suddenly, Enda has come over all coy. He had been happy to state his measure. Now, he doesn’t know how to say “when”. In Leinster House, people are puzzled. Photograph: Bloomberg

Once there was clarity. Not so long ago, there was a definite line. It wasn’t in the sand either, because sand is a discredited commodity where politi(...)

Ciarán Lynch, chairman of the banking inquiry: sought additional eight weeks. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will today be given until the end of January to finish its final report, heightening the risk of the investigation bein(...)

It had been alleged the Labour TD was given an unfair advantage before his appearance at the banking inquiry in July. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Labour leader Pat Rabbitte will not face an investigation into allegations made by a whistleblower at the banking inquiry. Mr Rabbitte was info(...)

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(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has agreed to address MEPs on the Irish bailout in November, as part of a compromise agreed between the E(...)

 Committee Chairman Ciarán Lynch is to seek an extension formally in the Dáil when it resumes on September 22nd. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Dáil’s banking inquiry is facing a two month delay and will not be finished its work until the end of January. Members agreed to seek an extension(...)