Former taoiseach Brian Cowen. The inquiry heard he met the then Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán Fitzpatrick at the home of a director of the bank before a golf game in July 2008

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen met the then Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán Fitzpatrick at the home of a director of the bank before a golf game in July (...)

Exchequer returns for August show that tax receipts for the first eight months of the year came to €27.3bn. Photograph: Getty Images

Latest exchequer figures, which show tax revenues well ahead of targets, will increase the clamour for the Government to draft an expansionary budget (...)

Noel Dempsey: Electorate will decide and Fianna Fáil and others could then look at the options that are open to consideration. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil elders are divided on whether the party should join a coalition as the junior party after the next election, which would raise the prospec(...)

Fianna Fáil  leader Micheál Martin has previously ruled out a coalition with Fine Gael. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The possibility of a coalition or some governing arrangement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has been obvious from opinion polls for some time now, (...)

 Willie O’Dea: Responding to comments from Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Entering government with Fine Gael, as the junior coalition partner, would “be the end of Fianna Fáil as we know it”, former minister Willie O’Dea ha(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has called on Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to explain what voters can expect if they vote for the Opposition party. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennell Photography

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has called on Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to explain what voters can expect if they vote for the Oppositi(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said: “The numbers are such that there would need to be a spectacular collapse of the Fine Gael vote and a substantial increase in Fianna Fáil support to overturn that.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A senior Fianna Fáil TD said the party should not rule out entering government as a junior coalition partner, raising the prospect of an alliance w(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has issued a statement following reports  the Central Bank was warned in 2009  of possible issues with the conduct of the entire banking sector in its treatment of borrowers who may have been entitled to tracker mortgage rates. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The role played by the Central Bank and Permanent TSB in removing tracker mortgages from some borrowers must be investigated by the Oireachtas Finance(...)

Claims at the banking inquiry by the former chief executive of the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation have been formally forwarded to the Commission(...)

Hundreds of thousands of mortgage holders are set lose a key tax relief on their monthly repayments. According to figures provided by Minister for Fi(...)