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#Susan O'Keeffe

# susan-okeeffe - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the committee was attempting a “rescue operation”.

# susan-okeeffe - Monday 23 November, 2015

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

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

# susan-okeeffe - Sunday 13 September, 2015

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?

# susan-okeeffe - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry The Life Of Brian This post contains videos

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.

# susan-okeeffe - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'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.

# susan-okeeffe - Friday 1 May, 2015

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.

# susan-okeeffe - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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.

# susan-okeeffe - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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.

# susan-okeeffe - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# susan-okeeffe - Monday 16 June, 2014

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”.

# susan-okeeffe - 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.

From The Daily Edge Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT? 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.)

# susan-okeeffe - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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.

# susan-okeeffe - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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 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.

# susan-okeeffe - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'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.

# susan-okeeffe - Thursday 5 June, 2014

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.

# susan-okeeffe - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

'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.

# susan-okeeffe - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

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.

# susan-okeeffe - Friday 23 March, 2012

‘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…

# susan-okeeffe - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Tributes flood in for 'inspirational' journalist Mary Raftery

Figures from across the political spectrum have spoken of their sadness at her death.

# susan-okeeffe - Friday 23 September, 2011

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.