Commissions of investigations came into being in 2004 when an Act of the same name passed through the Dáil. Photograph: Getty Images

Commissions of investigations came into being in 2004 when an Act of the same name passed through the Dáil. Then minister for justice Michael McDowel(...)

‘The ultimate test of Martin’s leadership will be whether Fianna Fáil can make serious strides on the road back and emerge as the second largest party after the next election.’ Above, Micheál Martin at the party’s  ard fheis last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There was some irony in the fact that the Coalition was suddenly blown off course by the Siteserv squall in the same week that the Oireachtas banking (...)

Patrick Honohan said then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan (above), had wanted to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society “there and then” and was against covering subordinated debt but was “overruled on the night” by a more senior politician. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It was showtime at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday. After a couple of quiet performances before Christmas involving Peter Nyberg and Rob(...)

In spite of repeated attempts, Rob Wright declined to offer a view on whether it was acceptable for the European Central Bank to decline a request to attend the inquiry.

Day two of the banking inquiry. This time its was the turn of Canadian Rob Wright to face nearly four hours of questioning from the committee about a (...)

Rob Wright, a former Canadian secretary general of finance, addressing the banking inquiry this morning.

Click here for live blog coverage.A former Canadian government official who authored a report on the Department of Finance in 2010 told the banking in(...)

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg arriving at the opening of the banking inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It was “quite unlikely” that the domestic property bubble episode would have ended well even in the absence of the US crisis as a trigger, banking ex(...)

 Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry, at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is unlikely that anything “really exciting and new” will emerge from the inquiry into the banking crisis, banking expert Peter Nyberg has said.Add(...)

 Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If the four hours of questioning of Finnish finance expert Peter Nyberg told us anything yesterday, it’s that the next three months of the so-called c(...)

Peter Nyberg: the Finnish academic will attend the Oireachtas banking inquiry today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

€64 billion the size of the bailout the Oireachtas banking inquiry is charged with investigating; 12 the number of investigators who will assist the (...)

The long-awaited Banking Inquiry kicks off with Peter Nyberg this morning. The Irish Times business desk will be reporting on this throughout the day

Good morning The ESRI has waded into the debate on mortgage limits saying the Central Bank may be moving to soon. The think tank also predicts (...)