Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If the four hours of questioning of Finnish finance expert Peter Nyberg told us anything yesterday, it’s that the next three months of the so-called c(...)

The who’s who of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Above, chairman of the committee Ciarán Lynch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Lynch - Chairman The former adult literacy organiser was first elected to the Dáil in 2007, when he took a seat from the Green Party’s D(...)

Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown. Photograph: Frank Miller

It might have been the wet weather outside but yesterday’s proceedings at the Oireachtas finance committee were something of a damp squib compared wit(...)

Richie Boucher: Rejected claims of “profiteering” on variable mortgage rates.

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher yesterday rejected claims of “profiteering” on variable mortgage rates during a near three-hour session(...)

AIB is cutting its standard variable rate by 0.25 per cent and introducing new fixed rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rival mortgage providers are under pressure to follow AIB’s surprise move yesterday to cut variable and fixed mortgage rates – its first such reductio(...)

Acting Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan: “fully committed to improving the effectiveness and transparency of the penalty points system”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda penalty points regime has systemic weaknesses which result in up to 20 per cent of fines not being collected, a report published by the Publ(...)

 Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath said “meddling” had damaged banking inquiry’s credibility. Photograph: Alan Betson

The significance of a Government decision not to apply the party whip to politicians on the banking inquiry committee will become clear only when the(...)

Deirdre Clune with then president Mary McAleese. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision.

After numerous fights between the three Fine Gael candidates in the Ireland South European constituency, Deirdre Clune broke the party campaign rules(...)

Two Department of Social Protection   staff members who had been working in community welfare services are alleged to have given payments to individuals who had no entitlement to them over a six-year period. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two Department of Social Protection employees have been suspended amid claims they misappropriated €1.2 million in taxpayers’ money.Niamh O’Donoghue, (...)

 Angela Kerins, chief executive of Rehab:   she is to  attend a public hearing  of the Public Accounts Committee next week.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rehab is facing demands from the Dáil Public Accounts Committee to disclose previous bonus payments to its chief executive Angela Kerins and an(...)