The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin: “I’ll talk to you about the banks. The banks were not bailed out.” Photograph: EPA

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin insisted in the Dáil on Wednesday that the State’s banks “were not bailed out” following the property crash a decade ago.(...)

Taxpayers committed €29.3 billion to Anglo Irish Bank by the end of 2010.

Former shareholders in Anglo Irish Bank are not due any compensation from the State as a result of the nationalisation of the now-defunct lender 11 ye(...)

Leo Varadkar conceded in January that the estimated final cost for the commission could exceed €30m.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has begun consultations with senior Opposition figures over the future of the inquiry into the sale of infrastructure company S(...)

Department of Finance secretary general Derek Moran. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will receive advice from the Central Bank on the potential removal of the €500,000 pay cap on bankers’ pay th(...)

Social Democrat TDs Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Eric Luke

Investigators scrutinising the sale of Siteserv to a company controlled by Denis O’Brien do not plan to call Catherine Murphy TD to give oral evidence(...)

The Health Service Executive and child protection agency Tusla accounted for €1.9 billion of the €2.2 billion legal compensation costs to the State in 2016.

The total cost of outstanding compensation claims against the State jumped 22 per cent to €2.2 billion by the end of last year, figures published on F(...)

Denis O’Brien had argued that speeches made by two TDs  breached his rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien initiated legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges in August 2015. Mr O’Brien took issue(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said Marie Whelan has done  amazing legal work for this Government on a range of issues.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has today been forced to express confidence in the Attorney General after it emerged that a legal obstacle has halted the work of(...)

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(...)

 John Stanley Purcell told the Banking Inquiry he sees no benefit to pursuing directors of INBS when others have not been the subject of any investigation. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society has criticised the decision to take legal action against members of the building society. John(...)

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