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#Banking Inquiry

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Enda Kenny withdraws claims that bank guarantee documents were shredded

The Taoiseach first made the claims in the summer of 2012.

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Six years after the crash, the banking inquiry is FINALLY starting... soon

The inquiry is due to begin public hearings the week after next.

# banking-inquiry - Saturday 29 November, 2014

'You need a humour bypass': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In a week that saw a new Garda Commissioner, a big fat ‘no’ from the ECB and some serious eye-rolling.

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?

Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

The ECB has more or less said: 'We're not going to Dublin, you can forget about it'

The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

State of the Nation: Will Mary Lou try to enter the Dáil today?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# banking-inquiry - Friday 14 November, 2014

The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who?

Former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet has previously said that he will not appear before the committee.

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 6 November, 2014

State of the Nation: The infamous Lenihan-Trichet letter has finally been published

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 9 October, 2014

This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'

Matt Merrigan says there’s an ongoing garda investigation.

# banking-inquiry - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out

Terms of reference for the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system were finalised today.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

There's a "real risk" that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

State of the Nation: Everyone is really excited about the Dáil being back... right?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# banking-inquiry - Saturday 13 September, 2014

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

# banking-inquiry - Monday 21 July, 2014

'Any money is too much': Banking inquiry will be as 'cost-efficient as possible'

Members of the inquiry will be discussing the issue at their meeting on Wednesday but chairperson Ciarán Lynch said any cost figures out there are merely speculative.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Colm McCarthy among 9 experts who will help banking inquiry figure out what to investigate

The banking inquiry met again in private session this morning.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The banking inquiry will ask leading economists to help figure out what it should investigate

The Oireachtas Committee met for the third time in private session this morning.

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'

Claims and counter-claims have led to a split among members of the inquiry and a call for the investigation into the banking collapse to move into public session.

# banking-inquiry - Friday 27 June, 2014

The briefcase: subprime mortgages, house prices and burying a Bentley

This was the week in business…

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 26 June, 2014

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams

Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

'Ridiculous': The banking inquiry won't be able to discuss 30 minutes of a crucial Cabinet meeting

TDs and Senators will have access to Cabinet documents but not be allowed to talk about what ministers discussed.

Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)

They said they will be discussing the scope of the inquiry, the risks associated with it and the time scale.

# banking-inquiry - Monday 23 June, 2014

These are the questions John Bruton wants the banking inquiry to answer

Bruton wants the inquiry to focus on the reasons why the crisis wasn’t averted, not how it happened.

# banking-inquiry - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial

This ‘inquiry’ has no credibility whatsoever and a decent opposition would have resigned en masse in protest.

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry's public sessions not expected until 2015

The first meeting of the joint Oireachtas committee set up to examine the banking crisis lasted some four hours at Leinster House today.

After much controversy, the banking inquiry will meet for first time today (in private)

The formation of the committee – never mind the inquiry itself – was not without controversy.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House

The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry Socialist Switch-up This post contains videos

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry

The Socialist Party TD has been nominated to serve on the inquiry by the Dáil’s Technical Group this afternoon.

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Kenny says banking inquiry will be free of government interference - TDs burst into laughter

After a week when the government was accused of dictating the membership of the inquiry Enda Kenny’s remarks prompted laughter in the Dáil today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry

The Reform Alliance TD has played down suggestions he is lobbying to be added to the inquiry in the wake of Stephen Donnelly’s departure.

# banking-inquiry - Monday 16 June, 2014

Donnelly will rejoin banking inquiry if additional Senators step back

The government attempted to regain a majority by adding two more Senators to the inquiry – a move which the independent TD said “crossed a line”.

Noonan: Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke over the banking inquiry "and fair dues to them"

Micheál Martin said the claims are “unfounded” and the government needs to “stop digging”.

Having made a 'complete and utter balls of it', what hope now for the banking inquiry?

Analysis: Before it’s even started the public perception of the banking inquiry has been badly damaged.

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Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry?

Is it better in or out?

# banking-inquiry - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.