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(...)

Socialist TD Joe Higgins: “This will only further emphasise the need to abolish water charges.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Minister for Finance has insisted the Eurostat decision will have no impact on budgetary decisions or the cost of water charges. Michael Noonan (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: He said ruling by Eurostat that State funds spent on Irish Water must remain on the exchequer balance sheet would not impact on this year’s budget. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Eurostat has raised a number of concerns about Irish Water which include the Government’s considerable control of the utility company. In its assessm(...)

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(...)

Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm who has declined to attend the banking inquiry in person. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged David Drumm to co-operate fully with the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Members of the inquiry will discuss next week whe(...)

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(...)

File photograph of  a Houses of the Oireachtas commission room. File photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry whistleblower has called for a “full independent” investigation to be held into their allegations of improper behavi(...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty: said issue was whether to ask people who had nothing in the cupboards to pay the same for water as people who had ‘plenty in the cupboards’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ervia chief executive Michael McNicholas has strongly defended the establishment of Irish Water. Mr McNicholas said Ireland had the most modern gas a(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry:  took a strong line on the whistleblower issue and called for an independent investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This will be week 26 of the Oireachtas banking inquiry but the recent allegations made by a whistleblower raise questions as to whether it will now(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of Tuesday’s MacGill SummerSchool event due to a diary clash.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of a planned attendance on Tuesday at the MacGill Summer School due to a diary clash. Anti-wat(...)