Ajai Chopra, former deputy director of the IMF, leaving the Dáil after giving evidence at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former International Monetary Fund official Ajai Chopra has said the European Central Bank’s refusal to impose losses on senior bondholders pushed Ire(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said he did not accept Jean-Claude Trichet’s position. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet warned the Government a “bomb would go off” in Dublin if the Government burned bondholders.(...)

Former Central Bank director Alan Gray speaking to the banking inquiry. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

A former director of the Central Bank and former adviser to Brian Cowen said it was a mistake to meet the then taoiseach and former Anglo Irish Ban(...)

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(...)

Former financial regulator Liam O’Reilly: “In future, the Financial Regulator must adopt a more intrusive and aggressive approach.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The banking crash of late 2008 was like an iceberg waiting to be hit, the former financial regulator Liam O’Reilly has said. Mr O’Reilly, who served (...)

Former chairman of the Irish Financial Services Regulator Authority Brian Patterson said the authority could have done more and “done it sooner”. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial regulator at the time of the banking crisis was engaged in “principles-based regulation with not a lot of intrusion”, former chairman of(...)

 Patrick Neary, former chief executive of the  Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, arriving at the Banking Inquiry on May 28th, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:43

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary argued for a blanket bank guarantee on the night of September 29th, 2008, as it would provide more certainty (...)

Bobby Aylward (centre) has his hand raised by Carlow-Kilkenny Fianna Fáil colleague John McGuinness on his arrival at Leinster House after winning a byelection in the constituency at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil put on a united front as it welcomed Carlow-Kilkenny byelection winner Bobby Aylward back to Leinster House. Mr Aylward (60) arrived to t(...)

Patrick Davitt, chief executive at the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, appearing at the Banking Inquiry on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.

The negative equity crisis is a “very very unfortunate” element of the economic crash, but property valuations were carried out on the basis of a spec(...)

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(...)