Head of the Department of Finance John Moran: ‘I would not like to prejudice the role of a future inquiry by releasing further records’

The Department of Finance has rejected a request from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Dáil for dozens of “key” documents on the banking cri(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has circulated a memo to the Cabinet arguing that the inquiry should be carried out by an ad hoc committee of TDs and Senators. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  Divisions have surfaced in the Cabinet over the Government’s approach to the looming banking inquiry. The split centres on the compos(...)

John Perry was known to have made big investments during the boom years and his subsequent financial difficulties have been known for some time. Photograph: James Connolly

Last April, Minister of State for Small Business John Perry wrote to the chief executives of Bank of Ireland and AIB asking them to meet a Government (...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin: bringing proposals to the Government.

The Government is to introduce restrictions, including new audit requirements, to the operation of the controversial party leaders’ allowance system. (...)

The Government has dismissed claims by pro-Seanad campaigners that it is overstating the potential savings to be made by closing the Upper House

The Government has dismissed claims by pro-Seanad campaigners that it is overstating the potential savings to be made by closing the Upper House. At (...)

Brendan Howlin said the plan was that up to 90 per cent of claims would be made electronically by December.

The Government cannot publish the names of hospital consultants who are holding up the payment to the HSE on income from health insurers due to fears (...)

James Reilly: planned savings not realised. Photo: David Sleator

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has blamed Minister for Health James Reilly, in part, for the Government having to provide (...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan  said 
the Anglo tapes “seem to be saying that they Anglo executives] want to entrap the Central Bank into a situation” where it would provide funding to plug a growing hole in its balance sheet around September 2008. 
However, he added that this “has to be examined to see if that apparent impression is correct”.
Mr Honohan said t
the Central Bank “did listen” to the Anglo tapes  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government is reverting to its original plan for a parliamentary banking inquiry in the autumn but it will hold in reserve the option of a new ref(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)

Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, John McGuinness

The write-off of €1.1 million on a temporary FÁS office and a site purchased by the agency for €1.5 million which is now on sale for a tenth of that a(...)

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