Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving at Leinster House for his appearance at the Banking Inquiry, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Following Charlie McCreevy is developing into a theme for Brian Cowen. Having taken over from McCreevy in 2004 as finance minister, Biffo on Thursday (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen speaks to the media as he arrives for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Anglo Irish Bank was going down the tubes. Alarm bells were going off everywhere. But it wasn’t Brian Cowen’s job to keep a watchful eye on wha(...)

In a dramatic turn on Wednesday,   the Banking Inquiry  adjourned to take legal advice after Charlie  McCreevy sidestepped Pearse  Doherty’s question on five occasions about whether Ireland had experienced a property bubble. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former finance minister Charlie McCreevy was threatened with criminal sanction by the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Wednesday after failing to answer (...)

 Denis O’Brien. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien’s legal action over speeches made in the Dail in relation to his banking affairs with Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has been (...)

Banking Inquiry: Former secretary general, Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff recounted a hilarious Sir Humphrey-type conversation at the time with a colleague from another country. Photograph: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It turns out that Ireland’s double Eurovision winner Johnny Logan isn’t just popular in Turkey. Kevin Cardiff said yesterday that Logan was also a hit(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the difference between gross income and net income should be taken into account when talking about tax cuts. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The difference between gross and net income should be taken into account when considering tax cuts, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told the Dáil.(...)

The Wolfe Tone Festival, organised by members of Kildare Sinn Féin, was awarded a grant of €600 by Kildare County Council last month.Photograph: Screenshot of wolfetonefestival.com

A local authority has funded an event hosted by Sinn Féin this weekend in memory of the republican Theobald Wolfe Tone. Speakers listed to speak at t(...)

Denis O’Brien:   He  has also initiated a lawsuit against the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and the State arising from the Dáil utterances relating to his banking affairs with IBRC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Almost seven weeks after it was first slated for broadcast, RTÉ has published its story about Denis O’Brien’s request for an extension from IBRC on l(...)

A planned RTÉ broadcast about the banking affairs between businessman Denis O’Brien and State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation may proceed in part as a result of orders made by the High Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

A planned RTÉ broadcast about the banking affairs between businessman Denis O’Brien and State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation may proceed in p(...)

Denis O’Brien: said significant financial losses were likely if his banking affairs were to be made public. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The High Court has refused RTÉ’s application to fully discharge an injunction restraining publication of certain information relating to the banking (...)