The Oireachtas banking inquiry will hear from the former CEO of the National Treasury Management Agency John Corrigan on Wednesday morning along with Pat Farrell, former CEO of the Irish Banking Fedearation.

The Libyan investment authority considered investing €1.5 billion in Bank of Ireland in late 2010, according to the former head of the National Treasu(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern is said to be “keen” to appear before the committee. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern will appear before the banking inquiry next week. Mr Ahern is due to give evidence on his time as minister for finance (...)

Universal health insurance  would abolish Ireland’s existing two-tier system with a single tier system by effectively making everyone a private patient Photograph: Andrew Wong/Reuters

The annual cost of universal health insurance (UHI) to cover a standard package of benefits for one adult could be between €2,000 and €3,000, external(...)

The final terms of reference for the IBRC inquiry allows for the investigation of “whether the Minister for Finance (Michael Noonan) or his department was kept informed” of transactions. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The inquiry into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation will be entitled to examine the role of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in transactions by (...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy  outside the Department of Finance after meeting  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  about the IBRC inquiry. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) is likely to assess the oversight of the Department of Finance on tr(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: The Department of the Taoiseach and the HSE are reporting a 100 per cent rise in Freedom of Information requests. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some Government departments are reporting a 100 per cent increase in Freedom of Information requests since Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (...)

Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy said he hoped the new consultative Data Forum would contribute to “the broader societal debate on the opportunities and challenges arising from the growth of the digital economy, and the implications of greater generation and use of personal data”.

The implications of the increasing use of personal data in the digital economy will be discussed by a new consultative group being set up by the Gover(...)

Working group chairman Maurice Manning: “Rather than set aside a specific number of seats for emigrants and the North, we though it better to allow all citizens to vote on the same basis.” Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Allowing all Irish citizens to vote in Seanad elections is an essential component of political reform, Maurice Manning, the chairman of a working g(...)

An inquiry by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly into the Garda taping controversy is preparing to distribute its draft report on the resignation of former commissioner Martin Callinan following the conclusion of Ian Bailey’s High Court action.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

An inquiry into the Garda taping controversy is preparing to distribute its draft report on the resignation of former commissioner Martin Callinan fol(...)

Enda Kenny: a new unit is to be established within the Department of the Taoiseach to prepare for the possible exit of Britain from the European Union as well as dealing with other aspects of Irish-UK relations. Photograph: Colin Keegan

A new unit is to be established within the Department of the Taoiseach to prepare for the possible exit of Britain from the European Union as well (...)