Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the Central Bank is independent under the statute covering the European System of Central Banks. Photographer: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Central Bank of Ireland did not seek his permission to issue retention payments to staff. T(...)

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said up to 300,000 variable-rate mortgage customers were being ripped off by their banks.

The Minister for Finance should not regulate the Central Bank, Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday. “This is what led us down the (...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has claimed there was a ‘disconnect’ between the investigation team working with the Oireachtas banking inquiry and the members of the inquiry. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said there was a “disconnect” between the investigation team working with the Oireachtas banking inquiry and the membe(...)

Oireachtas Banking Inquiry: Reprt was not fit for purpose, according to many of the 11 committee members, who wanted to rip it up and start again.

“The real strength of the inquiry is its ability not just to look at one document in isolation but to draw together the different strands from various(...)

Eoghan Murphy: together with Susan O’Keeffe has until next Thursday to complete the revised report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has agreed to halve the length of its final report in an effort to meet a January publication deadline. The committee w(...)

 General Secretary of Fianna Fáil Seán Dorgan told TDs to rule out the possibility of the party going into coalition with Fine Gael or Sinn Féin after the election campaign. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs must tell voters the party is ready for government and Micheál Martin should be the next taoiseach, it was claimed in a rebuke to t(...)

Brendan Howlin: Minister for Public Expenditure  denied it would be a waste of money if the inquiry could not report. ‘In many ways it was a pathfinder of a committee on how we go about Oireachtas inquiries,’ he said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry believe there is a strong chance the committee will fail to produce a final report. The committee will today(...)

Draft report of the banking inquiry described as “not fit for purpose”.

At weekends, Government buildings are usually as silent and deserted as the Overlook Hotel in the film The Shining. But one such building, Agricultur(...)

Senator Susan O’Keeffe, who along with Eoghan Murphy is leading a team to produce a new banking inquiry report. Photograph: James Flynn

Members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry may have to meet on Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Eve in efforts to salvage a final report.(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said the Central Bank had the regulations under constant review.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has defended the Central Bank’s mortgage rules and said the situation had “looked a little scary” early this yea(...)