Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said PTSB the bank had ‘essentially adopted a steamroller approach’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Permanent TSB has been accused of “despicable behaviour” over its treatment of almost 1,400 mortgage customers whose accounts it mismanaged with th(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has refused to return to Ireland to appear before the banking inquiry. File photograph: Josh Reynolds for The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has been advised it should not hear evidence from David Drumm because it would allow him to have an advantage over t(...)

‘ The failure of Kenny and Burton to accept that they or their parties might have got anything wrong  . . . will do nothing to help the country avoid making a similar mess in the future.’ Above, a screen grab of Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Banking Inquiry 1:56

Talleyrand reputedly said of the Bourbons that they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing from their experience of the French revolution. The bank(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is expected to contradict evidence given to the banking inquiry by Brian Cowen about what was disc(...)

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(...)

Pat Rabbitte: Landed several blows that winded the windy Senator Marc Mac Sharry. Photograph: The Irish Times 7:23

A strange turn of events. Senator Marc Mac Sharry insisting he knows nothing. Everyone else convinced that he does. An unexpected departure from th(...)

 Joe O’Reilly: said he understood why public might feel bitter about  bailing out developers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Property developer Joe O’Reilly expects his personal and group loans, which total more than €2 billion, will be sold by Nama for a multiple of what t(...)

Ciarán Lynch, the chairman of the banking inquiry

The banking inquiry held a heated meeting on Tuesday night over allegations of wrongdoing at the committee. Clerk of the Dáil Peter Finnegan met wit(...)

A whistleblower has alleged that  preferential treatment was given to the Central Bank, the Department of Finance and, to a lesser extent, the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Not making all members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry immediately aware of allegations of wrongdoing was a “major mistake”, according to Fianna Fai(...)

“If Cowen had been alive to the threat of the financial crisis that was brewing from mid 2007, his government would have had more options in September 2008 when formulating a response.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne 6:13

Brian Cowen’s appearance at the Oireachtas banking inquiry last week had many politicians and media in Leinster House purring about his intellect and (...)