Denis O’Brien arriving to give evidence in the Moriarty Tribunal in 2001. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A politician calls to a door. “You shouldn’t have allowed Denis O’Brien to bid for Siteserv! ” declares the man of the house. “That would be illegal,(...)

Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch. The proposed commission of inquiry is designed to deflect criticism before an election. Photograph: Joe Boland

Back in 2013, I quoted John Byrne, a lecturer in social care practice in Waterford Institute of Technology. He said the most common misconception abo(...)

Minister for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch said she was very angry about the case. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch has not ruled out holding a commission of inquiry into a case in the southeast in which a woman who, as a chi(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen  left the inquiry hearings without suffering further blows to his reputation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Talking privately to members of the banking inquiry in recent days, they sounded less like doctors trying to keep it alive and more like pathologists (...)

Backbenchers took noisy umbrage on Enda Kenny’s  behalf. Photograph: Eric Luke

Given that the Soldiers of Destiny were anchor tenants for three terms before the current occupants arrived, it cannot be said that Micheál Martin doe(...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv.

The inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation sell-offs, including the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, would face successful legal challenges (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said on Monday  the legal advice given to the Department of Finance in submitting documents to the Siteserv inquiry was that the judge’s powers could overrule confidentiality concerns. Photograph: EPA

Minster for Finance Michael Noonan has said he was not informed about Judge Brian Cregan’s determination regarding the IBRC inquiry until Thursday eve(...)

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said he is “deeply concerned” at the latest developments in the investi(...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan was contacted by the Taoiseach on Friday following the letter he received from Mr Justice Brian Cregan. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  The Commission of Inquiry into the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation will not now meet its December deadline and is expected to be de(...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv. Image: The Irish Times

The Government is expected to rush emergency legislation through the Dáil this week to overcome a legal obstacle that has halted the Commission of Inv(...)