When the Oireachtas banking inquiry completes its work later this year, seven years will have elapsed since the onset of a banking crisis. This produc(...)

Former Central Bank governor John Hurley appearing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.

The European Central Bank (ECB) told the Republic it must stand with its failing banks, the banking inquiry heard.Former Central Bank governor John Hu(...)

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 taoiseach Brian Cowen: Expected to attend the banking inquiry during the summer and has been asked to attend the meetings over two days. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen will be called to give evidence at four sittings of the banking inquiry. The inquiry wants to hear from the former Fia(...)

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance. Mary O’Rourke (above) said she believed Mr Lenihan’s version of events over that of the former European Central Bank President.

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance.Mary O’Rou(...)

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 president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet  delivering a speech to an invited audience on  Governance of the Eurozone: Past, Present and Future at an  event in Dublin organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs on April 30th, 2015.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 4:34

The consequences of bailing in senior bondholders in Irish banks at the time of the financial crash in late 2008 could have “far outweighed the gains”(...)

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 (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi arriving for an EU summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Thierry Charlier

The European Central Bank is holding to its position that its president, Mario Draghi, will not go before the Oireachtas banking inquiry in spite of t(...)