Former minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy giving evidence at the banking inquiry on Wednesday.

The Oireachtas banking inquiry was forced to adjourn its hearing with Mr McCreevy at 3.3pm after he refused on a number of occasions to directly answe(...)

Michael Noonan was also asked about staff shortages within the unit of the Central Bank that supervised the insurance sector. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Just more than €1 billion of taxable income was sheltered from tax through the use of various property reliefs, Minister for Finance Michael Noona(...)

It is understood  former taoiseach Brian  Cowen, who is to appear before the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, will say he held a private meeting with  then minister for finance Brian Lenihan on the night of September 29th, 2008. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is to confirm he overruled Brian Lenihan on the night of the bank guarantee in 2008. It is understood that Mr Cowen, who(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary. Mr Calleary criticised the Government position on minimum wage during a debate on the low pay commission bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Department of Finance submission to the commission on low pay has warned of “serious risks” in increasing the national minimum wage, the Dáil has he(...)

William Beausang speaking at the banking inquiry on Wednesday.

A senior Government official received a draft press release announcing a blanket guarantee hours before it was agreed, the inquiry has heard. A(...)

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(...)

Sinn Fein party colleagues Michelle O’Neill, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Conor Murphy announce that Sinn Féin will back Stormont’s so-called ‘fantasy budget’ in an attempt to buy time to find a solution on welfare. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The possibility of the collapse of the Stormont institutions has been put back after Sinn Féin decided it would conditionally endorse the so-called “f(...)

Nishi Ward: The planned corporate tax reduction would, he says, allow him to invest more in his already-profitable business and target growth in new international markets

If corporation tax were cool, Eamonn Donaghy of KPMG in Belfast would be the Bono of his world – half quiet tax accountant, half buccaneering campaign(...)

Kevin Cardiff said liquidating Anglo on that night in September 29th 2008 was ‘too dangerous to contemplate’.

Ireland was “pushed quite hard” into its bailout programme at the end of 2010, according to evidence given to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry by Kevin (...)