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(...)

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

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty expects the public will be frustrated by what they see, while Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath believes there will be no “eart(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

Cork South-Central TD Michael McGrath  has said: “It is our view that the capacity of a person to repay a mortgage is a far more meaningful measure of the affordability of a mortgage than setting a 20 per cent minimum deposit level.” Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A minimum deposit of between 10 and 12 per cent should be enough for anyone looking to buy a home, according to Fianna Fáil’s submission on new Centra(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said there would not be a general election before spring 2016.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the approach of the Opposition parties to taxation and repeated a pledge to lower income taxes further if Fine Ga(...)

Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald: brought up the dreaded Ansbacher accounts. Photograph: Collins
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Another no-warning blast from Mary Lou. You’d think Sinn Féin could find somebody to telephone the poor Ceann Comhairle and give him the heads up. Seá(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath that “things are going quite well for AIB”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is not “rushing” into selling AIB but there is the possibility of a sale of some of the bank at the end of next year or in the cours(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said addictions were factors   “in many cases” of homelessness, “but not all”.

Homelessness is not all about drug and alcohol addiction, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has told the Dáil.These factors are, he said, (...)

Patrick Honohan said the Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original January 1st timeframe. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock, Finance Correspondent The Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original Januar(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: described situation in relation to central credit register as “completely unacceptable”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Six years after the crash of our domestic banks, you might have thought that there would by now be a central repository with detailed information o(...)