Ciarán Lynch, chairman of the banking inquiry: sought additional eight weeks. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will today be given until the end of January to finish its final report, heightening the risk of the investigation bein(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin  and  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan speaking to media after the publication of exchequer returns at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

For years they swayed in a vicious wind on the edge of a cliff, staring into The Abyss. When they weren’t clinging on by their toenails, they were bus(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh addresses the Public Accounts Committee.

Chairman of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) Frank Daly has told the Public Accounts Committee he rejected any allegation that the sale of(...)

The role of the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) is to audit the national accounts, to examine how the executive spends public money and to (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told Fine Gael TDs to ignore speculation about the timing of the general election but did not rule out a November poll. Mr K(...)

The Central Bank, the National Treasury Management Agency, the Department of Finance and the National Pension Reserve Fund  requested the assistance of expert financial advisers between  2008 and  2014.

The State spent €152 million on consultants to advise them on the banking sector following the collapse of the sector in 2008, a report by the Comptro(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Government officials are looking at the scope for a bigger tax-cuts package than the agreed €750 million limit through a series of revenue-raising mea(...)

Yoga: there is a lunchtime keep-fit class at Government Buildings

A civil servant was recently spotted striding across Dublin city centre. Apparently, the apparatchik had come from a yoga session at the Department o(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has appointed a panel to help assess the status of the IRA and other paramilitaries as talks continue at Storm(...)

From the inception of the International Financial Services Centre in the late 1980s, public policy sought to develop the financial sector in Ireland: (...)