Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has refused to return to Ireland to appear before the banking inquiry. File photograph: Josh Reynolds for The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has been advised it should not hear evidence from David Drumm because it would allow him to have an advantage over t(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is expected to contradict evidence given to the banking inquiry by Brian Cowen about what was disc(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive  David Drumm: offered to give the Oireachtas banking inquiry evidence by video from the United States. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

A majority of members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry do not support David Drumm’s offer to provide video evidence to the committee from the Unit(...)

Pat Rabbitte: Landed several blows that winded the windy Senator Marc Mac Sharry. Photograph: The Irish Times 7:23

A strange turn of events. Senator Marc Mac Sharry insisting he knows nothing. Everyone else convinced that he does. An unexpected departure from th(...)

File photograph of  a Houses of the Oireachtas commission room. File photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry whistleblower has called for a “full independent” investigation to be held into their allegations of improper behavi(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry:  took a strong line on the whistleblower issue and called for an independent investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This will be week 26 of the Oireachtas banking inquiry but the recent allegations made by a whistleblower raise questions as to whether it will now(...)

Ruairí Quinn, who along with fellow former Labour leaders Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore, will not contest the next election. Photograph: Frank Miller

One hundred TDs and Senators – or close to half the Oireachtas – are not expected to return to Leinster House after the general election, with €14 mil(...)

Lissadell House in Sligo, a fine place for a Cabinet retreat. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

They’ll be in marvellous form by the time they get to Sligo, with nearly three hours of team bonding before the meeting proper begins. It was Enda’s (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving at Leinster House for his appearance at the Banking Inquiry, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Following Charlie McCreevy is developing into a theme for Brian Cowen. Having taken over from McCreevy in 2004 as finance minister, Biffo on Thursday (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen speaks to the media as he arrives for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Anglo Irish Bank was going down the tubes. Alarm bells were going off everywhere. But it wasn’t Brian Cowen’s job to keep a watchful eye on wha(...)