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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the new NTMA board would continue to oversee attempts to reduce the national debt to below 100 per cent of GDP by 2018

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed the early repayment of €9 billion of IMF loans that is expected to result in a saving of (...)

 Fianna Fail’s Senator Marc MacSharry – “appears to hold that the rot started in 2000 when Ireland entered the eurozone so that’s where the inquiry should begin ....”   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The irish Times

Thoughts turn to the banking inquiry and news that the projected spend is about €5 million while the budget is €3 million. Pfft to either, if that’s w(...)

Derek Moran: the senior civil servant selected as the new secretary general of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Derek Moran has been officially appointed secretary general in the Department of Finance and will take up the position next week.Mr Moran replaces Joh(...)

Derek Moran: the senior civil servant selected as the preferred candidate to be new secretary general of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Derek Moran, the senior civil servant selected as the preferred candidate to be new secretary general of the Department of Finance, expressed confi(...)

Derek Moran (centre) will succeed John Moran at the helm of the Department of Finance, subject to Cabinet approval.

Derek Moran, the assistant secretary general with responsibility for fiscal policy division, is set to be appointed to the top job in the Department o(...)