Peter Nyberg: said the proposed new Oireachtas inquiry could have other objectives. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Finnish government official who three years ago carried out an investigation into the Irish banking crisis has questioned the merits of a proposed(...)

It may prove difficult to loosen the existing legal constraints on the publication of certain Central Bank records. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The pending return of the Dáil will refocus public attention on the planned Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crisis which is expected to begin work(...)

Head of the Department of Finance John Moran: ‘I would not like to prejudice the role of a future inquiry by releasing further records’

The Department of Finance has rejected a request from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Dáil for dozens of “key” documents on the banking cri(...)

Former Irish Life and Permanent chief executive Denis Casey has said he is ‘not at all surprised’ by David Drumm’s ‘intemperate tirade’ about him Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Irish Life and Permanent chief executive Denis Casey has said he is “not at all surprised” by David Drumm’s “intemperate tirade” about him in t(...)

An independent party is to be appointed to investigate the source of the leaked Anglo Irish Bank tapes, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said.  Photograph: Frank Miller.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has warned against “mucking around” with recordings leaked from Anglo Irish Bank so as to ensure the evidence need(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says nobody was aware of the extent of these files until the kind of behaviour going on became the subject of Garda activity.

The Government was unaware of the extent of the files about the banking collapse in the possession of the Department of Finance until the Garda invest(...)

The former Anglo Irish Bank headquarters at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Answers to some of the most disturbing questions raised by the Anglo tapes may lie in private records held by the Department of Finance and other publ(...)

 Peter Nyberg’s report was comprehensive, but his  terms of reference were too narrow and his findings too general. His inquiry was conducted in private and did not name names. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The previous government was largely responsible for the banking crisis but the current Government bears much of the responsibility for the fact that t(...)

The terms of reference for the inquiry will be drafted over the summer and it is expected that the committee will begin its work in September.

All the signs are that a banking inquiry will kick off this September under a new law that will not allow a final report that attributes blame.An inqu(...)