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# Susan O'Keeffe

All time
# all or nothing
Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the committee was attempting a “rescue operation”.
# 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?
# 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.
# good guys vs bad guys
'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.
# Analysis
A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn't wrong...
Analysis: The former ECB head was robust and defiant and views the crisis somewhat differently.
# That voicemail
Trichet denies telling Brian Lenihan to 'save your banks at all costs'
The former ECB president has been answering questions from members of the banking inquiry today.
# panic on the streets
Former AIB chief: 'I'm very sorry ... I feel deeply disappointed every day'
Eugene Sheehy said the bank took too many risks and he could have stopped this from happening.
# 8th amendment
These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum
There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.
# The Strokes
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”.
# 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.
# scapegoat
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.
# wash your mouth out
Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?
One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)
# angry scenes
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.
# Analysis
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.
# Row
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.
# 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.
# Seanad-igans
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.
# Hard Luck
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.
# Game on
'The limits of austerity have been reached': Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bid
The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.
# Oireachtas Committee
No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows
He was questioned before an Oireachtas committee today on concerns raised by the Garda Ombudsman.
# Mahon
‘I feel betrayed’: Political figures respond to Mahon Tribunal findings
As the major parties digest the implications of the Mahon report, here’s what their members (and others) have been saying on the side…
# Mary Raftery
Tributes flood in for 'inspirational' journalist Mary Raftery
Figures from across the political spectrum have spoken of their sadness at her death.
# Suicide Prevention
TDs and Senators to receive suicide awareness training
A cross-party group of TDs, Senators and Oireachtas staff will take part in potentially life-saving ‘safeTALK’ training today.