Ciarán Lynch:  said the committee’s initial responsibility would be to prepare a detailed proposal for the banking inquiry, including terms of reference

As the special Dáil committee inquiring into the banking crisis meets for the first time today, there are fresh doubts as to whether it will be able(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the argument over which politicians should be represented on the banking inquiry should end and the long-awaited investigation should proceed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has accused the Government of trying to control the banking inquiry “lock, stock and barrel”.He said the(...)

Marc MacSharry: “It would do a great service in increasing the usefulness of the Oireachtas and would help to connect people with Europe, which we have never achieved.”

Marc MacSharry (FF) called for greater scrutiny of EU directives and regulations.He said that last year there were 53 Acts of the Oireachtas and 590 (...)

Senators Fidelma Healy Eames and Paul Bradford outside the Dáil after voting against the Government during the recalled Seanad debate on Organ Donation Standards . 

Two Fine Gael Senators may face further internal sanctions after voting against the Government at the conclusion of an emergency debate on organ reten(...)