Rob Wright

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Banking inquiry: Outlay of over €1.8m does not include 11 legal representatives that worked with committee for past year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Twenty staff working with the Oireachtas banking inquiry earned in excess of €1.8 million in salary and expenses this year, documents released under t(...)

Patrick Honohan said then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan (above), had wanted to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society “there and then” and was against covering subordinated debt but was “overruled on the night” by a more senior politician. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It was showtime at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday. After a couple of quiet performances before Christmas involving Peter Nyberg and Rob(...)

In spite of repeated attempts, Rob Wright declined to offer a view on whether it was acceptable for the European Central Bank to decline a request to attend the inquiry.

Day two of the banking inquiry. This time its was the turn of Canadian Rob Wright to face nearly four hours of questioning from the committee about a (...)

Joe Higgins said that the voices of, for example, those who had to take out 40-year mortgages to buy a home, were missing from Rob Wright’s report.

Staff at the department of finance had to go home to see what was in the budget, a witness at the banking inquiry has said. Canadian expert Rob Wright(...)

Former director general of the Canadian department of finance Rob Wright told the banking inquiry he produced report on the Department of Finance which noted risks caused by government policy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Had advice from the Department of Finance on controlling overheating in the economy “been embraced”, it could have “helped facilitate the chance of a (...)

Rob Wright, a former Canadian secretary general of finance, addressing the banking inquiry this morning.

Click here for live blog coverage.A former Canadian government official who authored a report on the Department of Finance in 2010 told the banking in(...)

The banking inquiry got underway yesterday. Former Canadian secretary general of finance Rob Wright will appear at it today.

Good morning “Patient” is the new buzzword for the US Federal Reserve in describing its approach to raising interest rates, harking back to lan(...)

 Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If the four hours of questioning of Finnish finance expert Peter Nyberg told us anything yesterday, it’s that the next three months of the so-called c(...)

Peter Nyberg: the Finnish academic will attend the Oireachtas banking inquiry today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

€64 billion the size of the bailout the Oireachtas banking inquiry is charged with investigating; 12 the number of investigators who will assist the (...)

Finnish  finance expert Peter Nyberg will appear at the Oireachtas banking inquiry when it starts its first public hearing on Wednesday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, author of a 2011 report on the banking debacle, will be the first person to face questions at the Oi(...)