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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Bank Guarantee

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Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy
This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.
This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger
Nice timing, folks.
He might be back: Fianna Fáil's Conor Lenihan won't rule out a return to politics
He has also said that the bank guarantee “wasn’t a terrible policy”.
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.
'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.
'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.
Micheál Martin asks Enda Kenny to withdraw a 'partisan slur', Taoiseach declines
A long-running row over whether documents about the bank guarantee went missing in the Department of the Taoiseach continued today.
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.
Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory
Letters have gone missing from the Department of Finance and – it was revealed this week – Bank of Ireland in a development described as “highly suspicious” by the Sinn Féin deputy Pearse Doherty.
Finance Dept: We haven't found those missing documents. BOI: We can't find them either
Officials have been unable to locate missing two letters from the period after the bank guarantee despite “an extensive search” while Bank of Ireland has admitted: “We cannot find a copy of our own records.”
2008 Merrill Lynch report drastically undershot costs of bank rescue by €47bn
International expert firm was paid €7.3m for advice by Fianna Fail/Green government
Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?
Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about a tragic death in Ennis, bank guarantee documents, and the Olympic games.
No written record of Taoiseach asking for bank guarantee documents
Enda Kenny made a ‘verbal’ request to his department’s Secretary General for records related to the decision to issue a blanket guarantee of the Irish banking system.
Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says that new figures from the Minister of Finance showed that the Central Bank has approved seven full applications for hikes in charges.
Noonan doesn't know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters
The Finance Minister has said the search is continuing for two letters that have gone missing from the Department of Finance.
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.
Noonan may ask Bank of Ireland for missing bank guarantee documents
The Department of Finance is now making efforts to locate two letters related to the bank guarantee which have gone missing, according to Minister Michael Noonan.
'We need to get to the bottom of this': More details sought on missing bank guarantee letters
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach expressed concern over the loss of documents related to the bank guarantee in the Department of Finance.
Howlin says officials looking for lost documents - but Department won't say if they are
The Minister was responding to revelations that two documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing from the Department of Finance, but it’s not clear if officials are trying to find them.
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.
Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failed
A letter from David Drumm to Brian Lenihan in October 2008 has been released in full to the Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty and is revealed in full for the first time.
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.
Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief
Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.
Three former bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud
They are John Bowe, former head of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank, Peter Fitzpatrick former finance director at Irish Life and Permanent and Denis Casey, former chief executive of ILP.
The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn
The European Commission vice-president spoke last night about his initial shock at the scale of Ireland’s bank debt.
The Bank Guarantee on the front pages
Take yourself back five years.
Column: The challenges and changes we've seen since the bank guarantee
On the anniversary of the bank guarantee, the leaders of four Irish organisations reflect on the 2008 decision – and the subsequent changes they have observed in their sectors over the past five years.
Poll: Do you think the 2008 bank guarantee was the right decision?
This day five years ago, the government made a decision to issue a €440 billion guarantee on all liabilities in the Irish banking system.
Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?
In the last few years, there’s been a noticeable decrease in the numbers taking to the streets to voice their anger. We asked the experts — why are the Irish so reluctant to protest?
Anglo Tapes: Drumm admits €6 billion was being sent "around in a circle"
Former Anglo CEO David Drumm can be heard admitting he knew the lender was circulating the money between it and Irish Life & Permanent.
Everything you need to know about the bank guarantee, but were afraid to ask
It’s been five years…here’s a recap of what went down on 30 September 2008.
Central Bank will share Anglo Tapes analysis with gardaí
Governor Patrick Honohan clarified the Central Bank’s position on the controversial recordings this evening.
Oireachtas committees fight for right to hold banking inquiry
The public accounts committee last year produced a framework for the inquiry and wants to stop the finance committee from taking control of the probe.
10 ways the bank guarantee changed our lives
What we ate, wore and drank in 2008… compared to today.
'Too early' to rule Anglo out of banking inquiry says committee chair
Oireachtas Finance Committee Chairman Ciarán Lynch said that legal advice would be taken ahead of any inquiry.
Taoiseach reveals details of forthcoming banking inquiry
Kenny told the Dáil during the Order of Business that it was his view and that of government that there should be an inquiry into the banking crisis.
Here are the sign-in books for the Finance and Taoiseach departments from September 2008
The books are not a complete record of who visited the Departments in the weeks before the bank guarantee was issued but provide a fascinating insight.