Banking Inquiry

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Social Democrat TD Stephen Donnelly TD: he said the Government had been elected on a clear mandate to burn the bondholders. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Government speakers denied Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had misled the Dáil on the attitude of European Central Bank president Jean- Claude Tr(...)

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide,  Michael Fingleton also changed the interest rate on a loan offer without noting the date of change. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A loan increase of £10 million (€13m) was approved by Irish Nationwide’s chief executive Michael Fingleton and paid to a customer without sufficient b(...)

Former minister for finance Brian Lenihan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2009 and died in June 2011. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil TD has suggested the stress of the banking crisis may have contributed to the illness which killed former minister for finance Brian Len(...)

Joe Higgins did not contribute to the final banking inquiry report, producing a minority report instead.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy has clashed with his banking inquiry colleague Joe Higgins, accusing him of “bias” over his refusal to sign the committee’s(...)

Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), who led the ECB during Ireland’s bailout. On Thursday the ECB said it had always been transparent about its role in Ireland’s economic crash. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The European Central Bank has claimed it had always been transparent about its role in Ireland’s economic crash. A report by the Oireachtas banking i(...)

Brian Cowen, former taoiseach, prior to his appearance before the banking inquiry. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was perhaps an unlikely group that set sail as members of this committee; politicians who, by and large, did not know each other, who had never wor(...)

Chairman Ciaran Lynch  (c) and members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry at the publication of the inquiry’s report at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State could have saved more than €9 billion by imposing losses on senior debt holders at the six Irish banks, the National Treasury Management Age(...)

Sinn Féin  TD Pearse Doherty: Said  Oireachtas banking inquiry  report is a series of quotes from senior bankers, politicians and civil servants without any analysis or insight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The final report of the banking inquiry is a disservice to the Irish people, one of the members of the committee has said. Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doher(...)

Former financial regulator Patrick NearyPatrick Neary arriving at the Oireachtas banking inquiry last May. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

2008 March 17th: St Paddy’s Day massacre as Anglo shares plummet 30 per cent in price. September 15th: US bank Lehman Brothers collapses. Septe(...)

Former ECB pesident Jean-Claude Trichet: the banking report attributed a pivotal role to a threatening letter from  Trichet in advance of the bailout. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The European Central Bank came in for heavy criticism as the committee called on the Government to seek an amendment to European law to “allow” the F(...)

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