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#Ciarán Lynch

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed
# Calls To Step Aside
# Calls To Step Aside

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Mar 30th 2016, 9:10 PM 23,280 Views 110 Comments

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know

Jan 27th 2016, 11:12 PM 27,438 Views 108 Comments

The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'

Dec 3rd 2015, 1:45 PM 22,487 Views 0 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 23 November, 2015

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now
# No Report At All?
# No Report At All?

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

Nov 23rd 2015, 11:56 AM 9,084 Views 54 Comments

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 13 September, 2015

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Sep 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 20,430 Views 68 Comments

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

One simple thing could make the entire banking inquiry null and void
# Money Down The Drain
# Money Down The Drain

One simple thing could make the entire banking inquiry null and void

Sep 13th 2015, 8:15 AM 19,339 Views 40 Comments

Over €5 million could go down the drain…

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters
# Dread Letter Days
# Dread Letter Days

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters

Sep 10th 2015, 11:08 PM 11,032 Views 42 Comments

Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?
# Controversy
# Controversy

Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?

Jul 26th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,878 Views 68 Comments

Members are torn on whether former Anglo chief David Drumm should be allowed give evidence by video link.

# ciaran-lynch - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Seán FitzPatrick WON'T have to answer questions about his time at Anglo
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Seán FitzPatrick WON'T have to answer questions about his time at Anglo

Jul 14th 2015, 10:34 PM 12,376 Views 0 Comments

Bad news for the committee.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry
# The Life Of Brian
# The Life Of Brian

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry

Jul 8th 2015, 11:15 PM 17,869 Views 44 Comments

The former Taoiseach defended the bank guarantee and got a badly-needed toilet break.

Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo
# Conspiracy Theories
# Conspiracy Theories

Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo

Jul 8th 2015, 2:35 PM 22,704 Views 93 Comments

The former Taoiseach also said he underestimated the impact of the IMF coming to town.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty
# Stonewalling
# Stonewalling

Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty

Jul 1st 2015, 5:08 PM 26,214 Views 66 Comments

The former finance minister strongly defended Fianna Fáil’s policies.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'

Jun 24th 2015, 4:25 PM 25,057 Views 37 Comments

A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 18 June, 2015

WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier
# Inquir-lol-y
# Inquir-lol-y

WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier

Jun 18th 2015, 6:00 PM 21,595 Views 22 Comments

It got fierce exciting for a minute there.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'

Jun 17th 2015, 6:58 PM 19,660 Views 20 Comments

The former secretary general at the Department of Finance has been giving evidence at the banking inquiry.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 15 June, 2015

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?

Jun 15th 2015, 3:54 PM 12,161 Views 20 Comments

Details of Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the banking inquiry have been reported in the media.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

We're FINALLY set to get answers from the ECB about the banking collapse
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

We're FINALLY set to get answers from the ECB about the banking collapse

Apr 22nd 2015, 12:50 PM 9,174 Views 26 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears 'corruption is sexy'
# Power Vs Money
# Power Vs Money

Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears 'corruption is sexy'

Mar 12th 2015, 6:30 PM 16,651 Views 19 Comments

Surely none of our politicians are THAT corrupt?

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty
# Notes On A Scandal
# Notes On A Scandal

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty

Mar 11th 2015, 5:37 PM 20,073 Views 96 Comments

The banking inquiry got animated today.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Breakthrough: Jean-Claude Trichet could take part in the banking inquiry after all (sort of)
# Thanks Enda
# Thanks Enda

Breakthrough: Jean-Claude Trichet could take part in the banking inquiry after all (sort of)

Jan 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 7,188 Views 26 Comments

And you can thank Enda Kenny if he does.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

'Not everyone partied but the bubble meant their lives were better'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'Not everyone partied but the bubble meant their lives were better'

Dec 17th 2014, 1:20 PM 13,281 Views 87 Comments

Peter Nyberg said it’s “unlikely something really exciting and new will emerge” from the Oireachtas investigation.

ECB to Ireland: We don't have to answer to you
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

ECB to Ireland: We don't have to answer to you

Dec 17th 2014, 9:01 AM 9,461 Views 38 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Friday 14 November, 2014

The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who?
# Help Us Out
# Help Us Out

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

Nov 14th 2014, 1:46 PM 5,948 Views 36 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 17th 2014, 9:10 AM 10,555 Views 36 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 21 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 21st 2014, 2:30 PM 3,939 Views 11 Comments

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.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 9th 2014, 12:50 PM 4,663 Views 28 Comments

The banking inquiry met again in private session this morning.

We could be repaying our mortgages into retirement - the verdict on the arrears crisis
# Kick In The Arrears
# Kick In The Arrears

We could be repaying our mortgages into retirement - the verdict on the arrears crisis

Jul 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,275 Views 74 Comments

The Finance Committee’s report on mortgage arrears is in – here’s what they say.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The banking inquiry will ask leading economists to help figure out what it should investigate
# Lending A Hand
# Lending A Hand

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

Jul 2nd 2014, 3:21 PM 4,601 Views 33 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 3,951 Views 16 Comments

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.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 25th 2014, 10:51 PM 18,687 Views 105 Comments

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)
# Banking Collapse
# Banking Collapse

Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)

Jun 25th 2014, 7:25 AM 2,682 Views 14 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry's public sessions not expected until 2015
# Job Of Work
# Job Of Work

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

Jun 19th 2014, 4:10 PM 6,819 Views 31 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Friday 13 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 13th 2014, 5:44 PM 4,918 Views 32 Comments

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.

# ciaran-lynch - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess
# Not A Great Start
# Not A Great Start

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

Jun 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,569 Views 41 Comments

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.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

May 14th 2014, 10:48 PM 18,034 Views 70 Comments

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.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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

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

May 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,329 Views 25 Comments

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

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 4 May, 2014

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

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

May 4th 2014, 8:30 AM 29 Views 21 Comments

“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.

# ciaran-lynch - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,045 Views 48 Comments

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.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts
# Analysis
# Analysis

5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts

Apr 30th 2014, 11:40 PM 11,940 Views 49 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

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

Apr 30th 2014, 1:30 PM 6,509 Views 69 Comments

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

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