The note on the Merkel phone call in 2011

German chancellor Angela Merkel admitted in a 2011 phone call that Greek debt would be unsustainable even after a second debt write-down, according to(...)

Customers queue outside a branch of Northern Rock in Kingston upon Thames, UK, during a bank run in 2007 sparked during a credit crisis at the time. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan took to the airwaves on November 18th, 2010, to inform the public that Ireland would enter discussion(...)

Former minister for finance Brian Lenihan preferred nationalisation over blanket guarantee, according to former secretary general of the Department of Finance David Doyle.

Legislation to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide was ready to be used on the night of the bank guarantee, the banking inquiry has bee(...)

Banking inquiry: The committee received a boost as the Government agreed to lift Cabinet confidentiality rules to allow a key witness, the former attorney general Paul Gallagher, to give evidence. Photograph: Getty Images

The alleged leaking of confidential correspondence from the Oireachtas banking inquiry is to be investigated by gardaí. The committee met in private s(...)

Finance official Kevin Cardiff. Mr Cardiff has submitted a report to the Oireachtas banking inquiry containing his assessment of the events surrounding the bank guarantee and bailout. Photograph: Courtpix

Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the Oireachtas banking inquiry brings a new perspective to the turmoil which brought Ireland’s banks and then the State (...)

European ombudsman Emily O’Reilly: “Twenty one per cent of complaints last year related to a lack of transparency within the European institutions. EU laws and regulations are supposed to be enacted in a transparent way.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The European Union’s failure to disclose key documents topped the list of complaints to the European Ombudsman’s office last year, EU ombudsman Emily(...)

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(...)