Fintan Drury will tell the committee Anglo’s board acted appropriately when it learned of the large stake Seán Quinn had built in the institution up to 2008. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The board of Anglo Irish Bank told the financial regulator about Seán Quinn’s large shareholding in the institution as soon as it became aware of it, (...)

Former Green Party leader John Gormley at the Banking inquiry on Wednesday.

Former leader of the Green Party John Gormley has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that the State’s bank guarantee was the “least-worst option” ava(...)

Former tanáiste Mary Harney said the government should have asked harder questions and dug deeper than it did in the lead up to the banking crash. Screengrab: Oireachtas

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has admitted the government should have asked harder questions and dug deeper than it did in the lead up to the crash. Ms (...)

Former finance director at EBS Alan Merriman

EBS Building Society was fighting for its survival as far back as 2005, according to its former finance director Alan Merriman. He told the Oireachta(...)

Cadogan Enright (51), with his nine-year-old son, Cad Óg, who are hoping to paddle to almost 70 islands on Strangford Lough in order to count butterflies. Photograph: Butterfly Conservation/PA Wire

“I don’t have an X-Box or anything like that,” says nine-year-old Cad Óg Enright. “I don’t mind; I don’t really need them.” That’s always been the way(...)

Refugees who arrived in Germany by crossing the nearby Austrian border  at the X-Point Halle initial registration center of the German federal police  near Passau, Bavaria, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Bavarian’s conservative state government has come under fire for plans to erect deportation camps on its borders for refugees from Balkan states. (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has been criticised by the opposition for pulling out of a debate on Irish Water at the MacGill summer school.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has been criticised by the opposition for pulling out of a debate on Irish Water at the MacGill summer scho(...)

Bernd Lucke at the founding meeting of the new party, in Kassel, western Germany. Photograph: Uwe Zucchi/AFP/Getty Images

The founder of Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, who quit after being ousted from the leadership, has created a new party to continu(...)

Ruairí Quinn, who along with fellow former Labour leaders Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore, will not contest the next election. Photograph: Frank Miller

One hundred TDs and Senators – or close to half the Oireachtas – are not expected to return to Leinster House after the general election, with €14 mil(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of Tuesday’s MacGill SummerSchool event due to a diary clash.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of a planned attendance on Tuesday at the MacGill Summer School due to a diary clash. Anti-wat(...)