Banking Inquiry

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Called to appear at the banking inquiry: Richie Boucher, Michael Buckley, Richard Burrows, Laurence Crowley, Frank Daly, Donal Forde, Robert Gallagher, Dermot Gleeson, Brian Goggin, Cormac McCarthy, Brendan McDonagh, Eugene Sheehy, Michael Torpey

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher is one of 13 witnesses who have been summoned to appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry from next(...)

The Central Bank should have blocked “ramping up of net foreign borrowings by Irish banks and an over-concentration of lending to developers”, says professor of finance. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It was a game of two halves at the banking inquiry yesterday. The first involved engaging testimony from Prof Gregory Connor, professor of finance (...)

Inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch welcomed the ECB’s offer of assistance but said it still wants to hear directly from Jean-Claude Trichet. Photograph: The Irish Times

The European Central Bank has resolved to take part in “an informal exchange of views” with the Oireachtas on the banking crash but only if the engage(...)

Marco Buti, director general for economic and financial affairs at the European Commission, speaks before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Wednesday.

Ireland ignored advice from the European Commission to take measures to prevent the economy overheating prior to the banking collapse, according to th(...)

Patrick Honohan: outlines two scenarios in his letter to the enquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Patrick Honohan, has written to the Oireachtas banking inquiry to “rephrase” some comments he made in re(...)

John FitzGerald  gave the Banking Inquiry an insight into the mindset of the top brass at AIB in 2006, which  it seems had its own concerns about the Irish economy at that time. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

John FitzGerald’s four-hour appearance at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry shone a light on how the ESRI, the country’s main economic think-tank, goes a(...)

John  FitzGerald was of the view that  concern over stress tests emanated from the board of AIB. “This would not have happened unless there was very senior buy-in [at AIB].” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

AIB approached the ESRI in early 2006 to see if the thinktank would carry out a stress test of the bank’s balance sheet as it felt that a similar exer(...)

John Fitzgerald, research affiliate at the ESRI, said that the ESRI did not draw the connection between the growth of a property market bubble and the risks to the Irish financial system. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

The ESRI failed to forecast the financial collapse in 2008, economist John FitzGerald told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry today.He said the ESRI did n(...)

Professor Bill Black speaking before the Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis, 5th February 2015

Ireland made “an insane decision” in providing the bank guarantee in 2008, a US expert on the industry has told the banking inquiry. Professor William(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has agreed to intercede with the European Central Bank  to see how it can help the Oireachtas banking inquiry with its work. Photograph: Alan Betson

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has agreed to intercede with the European Central Bank (ECB) to see how it can help the Oireachtas banking inqui(...)

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