Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness: gave  insight into how the committee operates and what its real agenda is. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stephen Donnelly, the energetic Independent TD for Wicklow and east Carlow, is generally credited with having struck a severe blow to the credibili(...)

People taking part in the Ballyhea Bondholders Bail-out Protest. Photograph: Eric Luke

Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan has told the Ballyhea group campaigning for a writedown of Ireland’s debt that he will not recommend a me(...)

 Fianna Fail’s Senator Marc MacSharry – “appears to hold that the rot started in 2000 when Ireland entered the eurozone so that’s where the inquiry should begin ....”   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The irish Times

Thoughts turn to the banking inquiry and news that the projected spend is about €5 million while the budget is €3 million. Pfft to either, if that’s w(...)

Frank is on track to become Fine Gael’s version of Bertie Ahern. Photograph: North West Newspix

If there is such a thing as a bottomless navel, the MacGill Summer School has found it. Some 34 years gazing into it now. And always more fluff to min(...)

Stephen Donnelly: no ratification of a State guarantee by the Dáil. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Opposition TDs have condemned as farcical and a joke the guillotining of debate on a Bill that contains potential liabilities of €4 billion in State (...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher insists that interest will have to be paid on the warehoused portion of a split mortgage.

Yesterday, the Oireachtas finance committee issued its report in relation to the mortgage arrears resolution processes. It contained no fewer than 47 (...)

Members of the Oireachtas finance committee yesterday: (from left) Pearse Doherty, Stephen Donnelly, Liam Twomey, Ciarán Lynch and Michael McGrath. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government needs to overhaul the new insolvency regime and amend the mortgage-to-rent scheme to help resolve the mortgage arrears crisis in Irelan(...)

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly called on the Government to heed the recommendations outlined in the committee’s report

A new report has warned that rising property prices could put more homes at risk of repossession.The warning is contained in a study prepared by the O(...)

Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, but for how much longer?

Eamon Gilmore kicks off his final morning as leader of the Labour Party by hosting a breakfast meeting in Iveagh House. Ironically for him, tod(...)

Derek Moran: the senior civil servant selected as the preferred candidate to be new secretary general of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Derek Moran, the senior civil servant selected as the preferred candidate to be new secretary general of the Department of Finance, expressed confi(...)