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#Banking Inquiry

# banking-inquiry - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.

Poll: Is the banking inquiry now irreparably damaged? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the banking inquiry now irreparably damaged?

A tough week for the inquiry has been made tougher after Stephen Donnelly decided to quit. Is it game over?

# banking-inquiry - Friday 13 June, 2014

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private

After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.

Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'

The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Enda Kenny dismisses 'hysterical' senators

The Taoiseach took a dim view of events in the upper house earlier as he insisted the government majority on the banking inquiry reflects the will of the people.

Stephen Donnelly says he might quit the banking inquiry

“Events of this week are certainly making me rethink whether or not I want to spend the next year-and-a-half in a basement.”

Joan Burton says the banking inquiry vote is good news for women in politics

But Alex White thinks it’s “the sort of behaviour that gives politics a bad name”.

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry Angry Scenes This post contains videos

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry

The coalition has restored its majority on the inquiry by adding two more senators – causing uproar in Leinster House.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.

Attempts to kick Fianna Fáil senator off banking inquiry fall flat

A Fine Gael senator had accused Marc MacSharry of having a conflict of interest.

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended

A row over the banking inquiry saw the Ceann Comhairle get angry at an angry Micheál Martin before the House was suspended for a brief period.

With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?

The government messed up in not ensuring it had a majority on the inquiry in the first place, but now its attempts to reverse this threaten to undermine the whole process of finding out what happened to the Irish banking system.

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry

The first meeting of the special Oireachtas Committee was due to get underway tomorrow but has now been postponed indefinitely amid a row over the number of government members on the inquiry.

# banking-inquiry - Monday 9 June, 2014

The banking inquiry's first meeting will be delayed - because of an objection to who is on it

The government is attempting to take steps to take back the balance of power.

# banking-inquiry - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about negotiations over strike action at Aer Lingus, a political opinion poll, and Ukraine’s new president.

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Tuam babies, redundancies and a manhunt in Canada.

Banking inquiry 'rocked' after lengthy row over senator's 'conflict of interest'

Angry scenes in the upper house after a claim that a senator has a conflict of interest, preventing him from serving on the banking inquiry, is later withdrawn.

Government set to overturn rejection of Labour senator from banking inquiry

Independent senator Seán Barrett and Fianna Fáil’s Marc Mac Sharry were both recommended to sit on the inquiry meaning the government lost its majority.

# banking-inquiry - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Enda Kenny has 'no responsibility' to tell TDs what he thinks of Trichet's banking inquiry snub

The former European Central Bank president has has said he will not appear before the forthcoming inquiry citing ECB rules.

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'It's like the Third Secret of Fatima' - Noonan says ECB letter could be released for inquiry

But he stressed that the ECB would have to be consulted.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 8 May, 2014

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member

A motion formally establishing the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system is due to be debated in the Dáil next week.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Minister: Trichet is disrespecting us by refusing to go before banking inquiry

The former head of the ECB says he won’t appear before the banking inquiry but Leo Varadkar and Eamon Gilmore think that he should.

Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility

The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

# banking-inquiry - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver

“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.

# banking-inquiry - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts

The government is pressing ahead with an inquiry but it will be a while before it starts properly and there are a number of outstanding issues before it does.

Government will establish a banking inquiry next week and this Labour TD will chair it

A motion will be brought before the Dáil next Tuesday following a discussion at this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

Banking inquiry "imminent" in wake of Anglo trial, says Howlin

The Minister also said that there are “unanswered questions” from court proceedings that need to be answered.

# banking-inquiry - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

'Akin to Hamlet without the Prince': Senator concerned over Anglo 'exclusion' from banking inquiry

Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.

Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry... and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on over at Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# banking-inquiry - Thursday 23 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections

Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, has learned.

# banking-inquiry - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’

The make up of the new committee both in terms of size and who will sit on it has yet to be decided.

# banking-inquiry - Monday 13 January, 2014

John McGuinness: Missing bank guarantee documents need to be found

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said he is “appalled” by the news that documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing in the Department of Finance.

# banking-inquiry - Friday 10 January, 2014

The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guarantee

The disappearance of the original versions of two letters copied to finance minister Brian Lenihan has been uncovered by the Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty through Freedom of Information.

Micheál Martin: Government wants to use banking inquiry as 'a political show trial'

The Fianna Fail insists he’s not worried about the impact that any Oireachtas investigation into the banking collapse will have on his party in the European and local elections.

# banking-inquiry - Monday 30 December, 2013

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry

A long-awaited inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is likely to get under way next year.