Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has claimed there was a ‘disconnect’ between the investigation team working with the Oireachtas banking inquiry and the members of the inquiry. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said there was a “disconnect” between the investigation team working with the Oireachtas banking inquiry and the membe(...)

Oireachtas Banking Inquiry: Reprt was not fit for purpose, according to many of the 11 committee members, who wanted to rip it up and start again.

“The real strength of the inquiry is its ability not just to look at one document in isolation but to draw together the different strands from various(...)

Eoghan Murphy: together with Susan O’Keeffe has until next Thursday to complete the revised report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has agreed to halve the length of its final report in an effort to meet a January publication deadline. The committee w(...)

Brendan Howlin: Minister for Public Expenditure  denied it would be a waste of money if the inquiry could not report. ‘In many ways it was a pathfinder of a committee on how we go about Oireachtas inquiries,’ he said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry believe there is a strong chance the committee will fail to produce a final report. The committee will today(...)

Senator Susan O’Keeffe, who along with Eoghan Murphy is leading a team to produce a new banking inquiry report. Photograph: James Flynn

Members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry may have to meet on Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Eve in efforts to salvage a final report.(...)

Joan Burton: “The [banking inquiry] members have devoted a huge amount of time, the chairman, Ciaran Lynch has worked very hard to be really fair to all of the witnesses, and I think it would be in everybody’s interest if we can get that report before the general election - and they have a timeline of the third week of January.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon/The Irish Times

The members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry owe it to themselves and the people of Ireland to publish a report on their investigation before the Jan(...)

The final stages of the Marriage Bill 2015, giving effect to the Yes vote in last May’s referendum, was passed by the Seanad on Thursday.

Legislation paving the way for same-sex marriage has passed all stages in the Oireachtas and now goes to President Michael D Higgins for signing. The(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressing the Oireactas banking inquiry in July.

The Oireachtas banking inquiry was a pillar of the political reform promised in the Fine Gael-Labour programme for Government in 2011. That document c(...)

Former Irish Life and Permanent group treasurer David Gantly said: “It was inevitable that some action was required to keep the banking system functioning.”

A failure by the Government to take action on the night of the bank guarantee in late September 2008 would have had “major negative consequences for I(...)

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(...)