Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service numbers supplied to it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers supplied to the company, Minister for the Environm(...)

When Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty asks the first question of Finnish academic  Peter Nyberg on Wednesday, it will kick off the public hearings of the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty asks the first question of Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg on Wednesday, it will kick off the public (...)

The European Central Bank (ECB) has declined to attend as a formal participant at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Its president, Mario Draghi, has sai(...)

Liam Twomey: “It would be extremely bad manners for the ECB to refuse to attend the inquiry.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has a duty to ensure the institution appears at the Oireachtas banking inquiry, according to a seni(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi said today that when the controversial ’Trichet’ letters were sent, the ECB was providing liquidity to the Irish banking system equivalent to 85 per cent of Irish GDP.  Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has said the ECB will not formally participate in the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, as he defended th(...)

Brian Lenihan, the then minister for finance, and Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank: their correspondence from 2010 reveal that the ECB was calling all the shots.

The exchange of letters between the then president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet and the late Brian Lenihan reveals the then financ(...)

The basic shape of the bailout was already in place by the time Patrick Honohan intervened on “Morning Ireland”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Late one night in Brussels as the Irish bailout deal was being done four years ago, Brian Lenihan was asked about the surrender of Ireland’s economic (...)

 President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi: The main message is that our balance sheet will keep expanding in the coming months. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The European Central Bank is ready to inject up to €1 trillion of new liquidity into the euro zone economy as it ramps up efforts to rescue the single(...)

Terry Leyden: ‘58 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party lost their seats’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Tánaiste says she hoped people would be able to speak more freely to the Oireachtas banking inquiry following the publication of the 2010 letter f(...)

 European Central Bank president Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt yesterday. Mr Draghi  told reporters   the decision to seek aid in 2010 was made by the then government on its own. Photograph: AP

The European Central Bank (ECB) has issued a forthright defence of its actions in the course of Ireland’s bailout, saying domestic figures were respon(...)