Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.

Fianna Fáil has won two seats in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency where in the last election they took none. Senator Marc MacSharry topped the poll an(...)

Sinn Féin  TD Pearse Doherty: Said  Oireachtas banking inquiry  report is a series of quotes from senior bankers, politicians and civil servants without any analysis or insight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The final report of the banking inquiry is a disservice to the Irish people, one of the members of the committee has said. Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doher(...)

 Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society, Michael Fingleton,  arriving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry in September 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry’s final report will be issued on Wednesday - but for members it has been over a year and a half in the making. The 11 (...)

There are question marks over how the Houses of the Oireachtas Service has handled the allegations about the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson Banking inquiry: The most useful recommendations from the committee might actually relate to how in future such inquiries should operate.

On September 10th last, the final day of public hearings at the Oireachtas banking inquiry began with a statement by its chairman, Ciarán Lynch. He (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin reading Easter 1916 by WB Yeats in Hargadons Bar, Sligo. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even over Christmas, the regulars at Hargadons pub in O’Connell Street, Sligo refused to let Yeats down. The pub – which in 1864 opened its doors the(...)

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has yet to agree the contents of its final report

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has yet to agree the contents of its final report two days from its self-imposed deadline. Members met again yesterda(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tensions within the Oireachtas banking inquiry are growing as the deadline to complete its work nears. Members met yesterday to examine th(...)

 Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch has indicated a rerun of the Oireachtas inquiries referendum could form part of the Labour Party’s manifesto. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The electorate may be asked to vote again to give more power to politicians to conduct formal inquiries, it has emerged. Minister of State(...)

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(...)