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# Ciarán Lynch

This year
2023
# Ciarán Lynch
‘Disaster’ coming if housing isn’t fixed, head of 2008 crash inquiry warns
Ciarán Lynch has warned of a disaster ‘coming down the tracks if this problem isn’t fixed’.
All time
# calls to step aside
Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed
Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.
# End of the road
Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know
The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.
# State of the Nation
'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# No report at all?
The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now
The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.
# Banking Inquiry
How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?
# Money down the drain
One simple thing could make the entire banking inquiry null and void
Over €5 million could go down the drain…
# dread letter days
'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters
Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.
# Controversy
Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?
Members are torn on whether former Anglo chief David Drumm should be allowed give evidence by video link.
# Banking Inquiry
Seán FitzPatrick WON'T have to answer questions about his time at Anglo
Bad news for the committee.
# the life of brian
11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry
The former Taoiseach defended the bank guarantee and got a badly-needed toilet break.
# Conspiracy Theories
Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo
The former Taoiseach also said he underestimated the impact of the IMF coming to town.
# stonewalling
Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty
The former finance minister strongly defended Fianna Fáil’s policies.
# Banking Inquiry
Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.
# Inquir-lol-y
WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier
It got fierce exciting for a minute there.
# Bank Guarantee
Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'
The former secretary general at the Department of Finance has been giving evidence at the banking inquiry.
# Banking Inquiry
'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?
Details of Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the banking inquiry have been reported in the media.
# State of the Nation
We're FINALLY set to get answers from the ECB about the banking collapse
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# power vs money
Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears 'corruption is sexy'
Surely none of our politicians are THAT corrupt?
# Notes on a scandal
Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty
The banking inquiry got animated today.
# Thanks Enda
Breakthrough: Jean-Claude Trichet could take part in the banking inquiry after all (sort of)
And you can thank Enda Kenny if he does.
# Banking Inquiry
'Not everyone partied but the bubble meant their lives were better'
Peter Nyberg said it’s “unlikely something really exciting and new will emerge” from the Oireachtas investigation.
# State of the Nation
ECB to Ireland: We don't have to answer to you
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# help us out
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.
# warning
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.
# Banking Inquiry
'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.
# The experts
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.
# Kick in the arrears
We could be repaying our mortgages into retirement - the verdict on the arrears crisis
The Finance Committee’s report on mortgage arrears is in – here’s what they say.
# Lending a hand
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.
# Internal strife
'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.
# Cabinet Confidentiality
'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 Collapse
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.
# Job of work
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.
# behind closed doors
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.
# Not a great start
'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.
# Bank Guarantee
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
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.
Voices
Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver
“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.
# Banking Inquiry
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.
# Analysis
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.