Banking Inquiry

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Frank Browne:  his written statement appears to contradict earlier evidence given by former Central Bank governor John Hurley. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Oireachtas banking inquiry could not possibly have heard evidence from all the relevant players in government, banks, regulators and elsewhere. Bu(...)

Central Bank building in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank was aware of a property bubble from early 2004, a former employee has claimed. In a written statement to the Oireachtas banking inqui(...)

Peter  Fitzpatrick, who is 61 and lives in Malahide, Co Dublin, was finance director of IL&P at the time of the financial crash in 2008. Photograph: Collins

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has withdrawn its direction to former Irish Life & Permanent executive Peter Fitzpatrick to provide a written state(...)

 Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern leaving the Oireachtas banking inquiry on July 16th, 2015. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern proved to be the biggest draw at the recently concluded Oireachtas banking inquiry - with his appearance in mid-July dra(...)

Ajai Chopra, former Deputy Director, IMF leaves the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry in Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Watching the banking inquiry has been both frustrating and fascinating. Your view of the hearings will depend on what you expected. If you were lookin(...)

The Government’s share in Allied Irish Bank will not be sold in the lifetime of this Government, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Mr Noon(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The Minister for Finance has confirmed he received a call from European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet blocking imposing burden sharing. M(...)

Marco Buti of the European Commission appearing before the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

The government’s bank guarantee from September 2008 was “too generous” and “magnified the fiscal impact of the banking crisis”, the European Commis(...)

Former IMF deputy director Ajai Chopra gives evidence at the Oireachtas banking inquiry

Letters exchanged between European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean Claude Trichet and then minister for finance Brian Lenihan in 2010 show Ireland w(...)

On the night of the bank guarantee, September 29th, 2008, then  taoiseach Brian Cowen rang economist Alan Gray (above) for his views on the  guarantee  and the likely market reaction. He was the only person outside Government Buildings consulted by the taoiseach that night. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Economist Alan Gray stepped out from the shadows on Wednesday and proved to be the star witness on the penultimate day of public hearings at the Oirea(...)

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