Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Brian O’Donnell places the keys of Gorse Hill which he vacated on Wednesday, April 29th, in front of Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher at the bank’s agm. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former solicitor Brian O’Donnell is attending the banking inquiry this morning where Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher gives evidence. Mr(...)

Ciarán Lynch (left) and Pearse Doherty asking questions of Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has rejected a claim the bank blackmailed Ireland into entering the Troika (...)

Former president of the European Central Bank   Jean-Claude Trichet is answering questions from the Banking Inquiry   at the RHK in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 4:34

Former president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet has rejected a claim that the ECB blackmailed Ireland into entering the Troika bailo(...)

Former managing director of AIB , Donal Forde, at Leinster House for the hearing of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Two of the most senior players in AIB at the time of the financial crash in 2008 went before the Oireachtas banking inquiry in the second day of the n(...)

Frank Daly, despite the best efforts of Joe Higgins to have him agree that the banks were “reckless” in the run-up the collapse, said they “displayed an attitude to lending which wasn’t rigorous”.

Remember the famous iodine tablets sent to every household for use in a nuclear emergency?The Government may have to do something similar again. Becau(...)

Nama chief and former senior official of the National Treasury Management Agency, Brendan McDonagh: “Nobody came into us or contacted us. People were coming in and out of rooms. At 1am, we were told the government had decided to guarantee the banks.”

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard that there was no “substantive discussion” between the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and the the(...)

Brendan McDonagh, left, and Frank Daly of Nama: before the Oireachtas banking inquiry committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending an Oireachtas committee meeting will know that there’s a certain amount of security checking to go t(...)

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee as part of the next phase of its hearings.Mr (...)