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 Mr Justice Brian Cregan, who is examining 37 IBRC transactions involving write-offs of more than €10 million, has distributed a draft interim report to interested parties to seek their observations.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The inquiry into write-offs on Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) asset sales will take “several years” to complete even if granted extra legal (...)

The Department of Finance first raised concerns in August about the confidentiality and privileged nature of some of the documents to the Commission of Investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

The Department of Finance first raised concerns in August about the confidentiality and privileged nature of some of the documents to the Commission o(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has been requested not to make a decision on how to proceed with the IBRC investigation until an interim report is complete. Minister f(...)

Individual rights under the Constitution are not absolute. Nor are those of property. They can be limited or restricted by the Oireachtas on the basis(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said on Monday  the legal advice given to the Department of Finance in submitting documents to the Siteserv inquiry was that the judge’s powers could overrule confidentiality concerns. Photograph: EPA

Minster for Finance Michael Noonan has said he was not informed about Judge Brian Cregan’s determination regarding the IBRC inquiry until Thursday eve(...)

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(...)

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said he is “deeply concerned” at the latest developments in the investi(...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv. Image: The Irish Times

The Government is expected to rush emergency legislation through the Dáil this week to overcome a legal obstacle that has halted the Commission of Inv(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil in February 2013 as  legislation is moved to dissolve IBRC. Photograph; screegrab from Oireachtas TV/Frank Miller /The Irish Times.

The Government may introduce an emergency Bill in the Dáil this week to overcome a legal obstacle that has effectively stalled the work of the Commiss(...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin: the crossover between law and literature is age-old. Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Erle Stanley Gardner and Franz Kafka all studied or practiced law, to varying degrees of success, before establishing themselves as writers

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This harsh sentencing from Shakespeare in Henry VI is one of many references to the legal profess(...)

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