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(...)

File photograph of  a Houses of the Oireachtas commission room. File photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry whistleblower has called for a “full independent” investigation to be held into their allegations of improper behavi(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry:  took a strong line on the whistleblower issue and called for an independent investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This will be week 26 of the Oireachtas banking inquiry but the recent allegations made by a whistleblower raise questions as to whether it will now(...)

Sligo’s Yeats community is standing by its belief  that WB Yeats was buried at Drumcliffe graveyard, in the light of newly revealed correspondence suggesting otherwise.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sligo’s Yeats community was unperturbed at the weekend at the contents of newly-revealed correspondence casting doubts over the authenticity of WB Yea(...)

File photograph of speakers, including the late Seamus Heaney,  at the 38th Yeats International Summer School in 1997 on a visit to the grave in Drumcliffe. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Yeats Society president Martin Enright has said that he is not unduly surprised or upset about new doubts over the authenticity of WB Yeats’s burial i(...)

The former secretary general of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff has resumed his evidence to the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Wednesday.

Former general secretary of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff said he would have liked “more notice” from Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patri(...)

The Department of Finance’s chief economist John McCarthy has told the banking inquiry he could have counted the number of economists working in the Department’s economic division when the crisis hit on one hand. Image: Oireachtas screen grab.

The 2005 announcement of a review of tax incentives in the property market came after “the horse had bolted”, the Department of Finance’s chief econom(...)

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) who received the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

During one of the headline events of his birthday celebration in Sligo, WB Yeats’ granddaughter Caitriona briefly shared a stage with Mary Plunkett gr(...)