The Oireachtas banking inquiry will spend this month trawling through some of the contradictory evidence provided by witnesses questioned during its e(...)

John Hurley appearing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.  John Hurley at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.

Liquidating one of the Irish banks was “not an option” on the night of the bank guarantee in September 29th 2008, the former Central Bank of Ireland g(...)

Richard Burrows, who was Bank of Ireland chairman in 2008, outlined in  detail yesterday the events of September 29th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The night of September 29th, 2008, will be forever be etched in the history of the Republic, with the then government issuing a systemic guarantee th(...)

Does Brian Cowen merit him being grilled for up to 20 hours when the executives who actually led the banks and almost bankrupted the State have only been required to spend about four hours each in the witness box?

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry resumes today with Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher appearing in the morning followed after lunch by Corm(...)

Former Bank of Ireland chief executive Brian Goggin: told the banking inquiry that on the night of the bank guarantee in 2008 he understood all six banks would be guaranteed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It speaks volumes about the chaos in Government Buildings on the night of the guarantee in 2008 that the chief executives of the two main banks left i(...)

Former Bank of Ireland chief executive Brian Goggin at Leinster House following the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former chief executive of Bank of Ireland Brian Goggin has contradicted evidence given by Allied Irish Banks about the night of the bank guarantee.Mr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Couldn’t explain the absence of deputies. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Having missed the Government’s much- trumpeted Spring Understatement on Tuesday, we were wholly unprepared yesterday for the buzz of excitement it has(...)

AIB chief executive David Duffy said 4,000 people have left the bank since he took over.

The Oireachtas Banking inquiry resumed after lunch with AIB chief executive David Duffy answering questions. Mr Duffy, who is leaving the institution,(...)

Ex-chief executive Eugene Sheehy said: ‘I am keenly aware of the damage caused and this fact occupies my thoughts on a daily basis’.

Former AIB chief executive Eugene Sheehy has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry that there would have been “panic on the streets” and a run on deposi(...)

Ciarán Lynch, Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The preamble is over. Today, a slick of smooth, supremely well-rehearsed bankers will begin to flow towards an airless, windowless committee room for (...)