In spite of repeated attempts, Rob Wright declined to offer a view on whether it was acceptable for the European Central Bank to decline a request to attend the inquiry.

Day two of the banking inquiry. This time its was the turn of Canadian Rob Wright to face nearly four hours of questioning from the committee about a (...)

The who’s who of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Above, chairman of the committee Ciarán Lynch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Lynch - Chairman The former adult literacy organiser was first elected to the Dáil in 2007, when he took a seat from the Green Party’s D(...)

Mick Wallace: Independent asked why Irish Water would not be responsible for dealing with pollution, flooding or storm water. Photograph: Alan Betson

When is the Tánaiste not the Tánaiste?When she’s in the Dáil answering questions to do with her Cabinet portfolio but speaking in a personal capacity.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton picturted after their first joint press conference outside government buildings last week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he finds reshuffles difficult as he prepares to sack some junior ministers this afternoon. He said he and Tánaiste J(...)

Ciaran Lynch of Labour, who is chairing the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TDs and Senators on the banking inquiry objected to the prospect of public hearings being held as late as May or June 2015 at the committee’s inaugura(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the argument over which politicians should be represented on the banking inquiry should end and the long-awaited investigation should proceed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has accused the Government of trying to control the banking inquiry “lock, stock and barrel”.He said the(...)

Independent Trinity Senator Sean Barrett has been voted onto the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s majority on the banking inquiry is in doubt after a Seanad committee voted to place two Opposition Senators on the long-awaited inves(...)

 Rehab’s board gave in to political pressure to reveal the remuneration paid to its group chief executive Angela Kerins. The figures showed her salary had risen to €240,000 from €234,000 in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Rehab organisation has signalled to the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it will only answer questions at a hearing today in relat(...)

Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins and group chairman Brian Kerr at the Rehab Group board meeting in Sandymount, south Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

An attempt by Rehab to defuse the controversy over its top-level pay polices is facing an immediate challenge from the Public Accounts Committee am(...)

Public Accounts Committee vice-chairman Kieran O’Donnell said the accumulated loss to the taxpayer from development projects entered into by the DDDA, which included the CHQ development at Custom House Quay (above), was €185 million. Photograph: David Sleator

Records taken in advance of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority’s (DDDA) purchase of the Irish Glass Bottle site regarding its potential financ(...)