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#Bank Guarantee

# bank-guarantee - Monday 10 November, 2014

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy
# Having Your Say
# Having Your Say

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy

Nov 10th 2014, 7:37 PM 118 Views 135 Comments

This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger

Oct 14th 2014, 1:39 PM 15,095 Views 0 Comments

Nice timing, folks.

# bank-guarantee - Saturday 9 August, 2014

He might be back: Fianna Fáil's Conor Lenihan won't rule out a return to politics
# Back From The Ussr
# Back From The Ussr

He might be back: Fianna Fáil's Conor Lenihan won't rule out a return to politics

Aug 9th 2014, 3:18 PM 12,295 Views 63 Comments

He has also said that the bank guarantee “wasn’t a terrible policy”.

# bank-guarantee - 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.

# bank-guarantee - 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.

# bank-guarantee - 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.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Micheál Martin asks Enda Kenny to withdraw a 'partisan slur', Taoiseach declines
# Missing Documents Claim
# Missing Documents Claim

Micheál Martin asks Enda Kenny to withdraw a 'partisan slur', Taoiseach declines

Jun 24th 2014, 4:23 PM 8,896 Views 19 Comments

A long-running row over whether documents about the bank guarantee went missing in the Department of the Taoiseach continued today.

# bank-guarantee - 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.

# bank-guarantee - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory
# Still Missing
# Still Missing

Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory

Apr 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 40,392 Views 87 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Friday 11 April, 2014

Finance Dept: We haven't found those missing documents. BOI: We can't find them either
# Still Missing
# Still Missing

Finance Dept: We haven't found those missing documents. BOI: We can't find them either

Apr 11th 2014, 1:00 PM 9,737 Views 69 Comments

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.”

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 20 March, 2014

2008 Merrill Lynch report drastically undershot costs of bank rescue by €47bn
# Banking Rescue
# Banking Rescue

2008 Merrill Lynch report drastically undershot costs of bank rescue by €47bn

Mar 20th 2014, 1:46 PM 8,098 Views 43 Comments

International expert firm was paid €7.3m for advice by Fianna Fail/Green government

# bank-guarantee - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?
# Facing The Music
# Facing The Music

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?

Mar 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 83 Views 11 Comments

Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.

# bank-guarantee - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Feb 23rd 2014, 9:00 PM 21,137 Views 0 Comments

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
# Verbal Request
# Verbal Request

No written record of Taoiseach asking for bank guarantee documents

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:58 PM 23,431 Views 73 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'
# New Info
# New Info

Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'

Feb 11th 2014, 2:18 PM 9,080 Views 80 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Noonan doesn't know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters
# Missing Letters
# Missing Letters

Noonan doesn't know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,924 Views 31 Comments

The Finance Minister has said the search is continuing for two letters that have gone missing from the Department of Finance.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:05 AM 4,437 Views 18 Comments

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, TheJournal.ie has learned.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Noonan may ask Bank of Ireland for missing bank guarantee documents
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Noonan may ask Bank of Ireland for missing bank guarantee documents

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:51 PM 11,645 Views 48 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 16 January, 2014

'We need to get to the bottom of this': More details sought on missing bank guarantee letters
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

'We need to get to the bottom of this': More details sought on missing bank guarantee letters

Jan 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,480 Views 50 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach expressed concern over the loss of documents related to the bank guarantee in the Department of Finance.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Howlin says officials looking for lost documents - but Department won't say if they are
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Howlin says officials looking for lost documents - but Department won't say if they are

Jan 15th 2014, 6:15 AM 6,307 Views 42 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Monday 13 January, 2014

John McGuinness: Missing bank guarantee documents need to be found
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

John McGuinness: Missing bank guarantee documents need to be found

Jan 13th 2014, 10:55 PM 15,166 Views 84 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failed
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failed

Jan 11th 2014, 8:14 PM 24,489 Views 114 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Friday 10 January, 2014

The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guarantee
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guarantee

Jan 10th 2014, 11:00 PM 41,114 Views 206 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief
# Burning Bondholders
# Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Dec 19th 2013, 10:55 PM 28,113 Views 177 Comments

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Three former bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud
# Courts
# Courts

Three former bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud

Dec 18th 2013, 1:51 PM 23,726 Views 0 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Friday 13 December, 2013

The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn

Dec 13th 2013, 8:23 AM 10,288 Views 80 Comments

The European Commission vice-president spoke last night about his initial shock at the scale of Ireland’s bank debt.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Oct 1st 2013, 8:42 AM 7,956 Views 11 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

The Bank Guarantee on the front pages
# 5 Years On
# 5 Years On

The Bank Guarantee on the front pages

Oct 1st 2013, 6:30 AM 6,482 Views 21 Comments

Take yourself back five years.

# bank-guarantee - Monday 30 September, 2013

Column: The challenges and changes we've seen since the bank guarantee
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The challenges and changes we've seen since the bank guarantee

Sep 30th 2013, 1:24 PM 21 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the 2008 bank guarantee was the right decision?

Sep 30th 2013, 10:54 AM 9,935 Views 100 Comments

This day five years ago, the government made a decision to issue a €440 billion guarantee on all liabilities in the Irish banking system.

# bank-guarantee - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?
# 5 Years On
# 5 Years On

Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?

Sep 29th 2013, 8:30 PM 19,777 Views 115 Comments

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"
# New Recording
# New Recording

Anglo Tapes: Drumm admits €6 billion was being sent "around in a circle"

Sep 29th 2013, 10:51 AM 11,551 Views 92 Comments

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm can be heard admitting he knew the lender was circulating the money between it and Irish Life & Permanent.

# bank-guarantee - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Everything you need to know about the bank guarantee, but were afraid to ask
# 5 Years On
# 5 Years On

Everything you need to know about the bank guarantee, but were afraid to ask

Sep 28th 2013, 8:30 PM 18,275 Views 37 Comments

It’s been five years…here’s a recap of what went down on 30 September 2008.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Central Bank will share Anglo Tapes analysis with gardaí
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Central Bank will share Anglo Tapes analysis with gardaí

Sep 26th 2013, 7:34 PM 4,385 Views 36 Comments

Governor Patrick Honohan clarified the Central Bank’s position on the controversial recordings this evening.

Oireachtas committees fight for right to hold banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Oireachtas committees fight for right to hold banking inquiry

Sep 26th 2013, 6:40 PM 2,862 Views 21 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Sunday 22 September, 2013

10 ways the bank guarantee changed our lives
# 5 Years On
# 5 Years On

10 ways the bank guarantee changed our lives

Sep 22nd 2013, 8:30 PM 31,414 Views 97 Comments

What we ate, wore and drank in 2008… compared to today.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 19 September, 2013

'Too early' to rule Anglo out of banking inquiry says committee chair
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'Too early' to rule Anglo out of banking inquiry says committee chair

Sep 19th 2013, 11:24 AM 2,649 Views 24 Comments

Oireachtas Finance Committee Chairman Ciarán Lynch said that legal advice would be taken ahead of any inquiry.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Sep 19th 2013, 8:48 AM 6,570 Views 12 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Taoiseach reveals details of forthcoming banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Taoiseach reveals details of forthcoming banking inquiry

Sep 18th 2013, 5:50 PM 5,191 Views 40 Comments

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.

# bank-guarantee - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Here are the sign-in books for the Finance and Taoiseach departments from September 2008
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Here are the sign-in books for the Finance and Taoiseach departments from September 2008

Sep 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,000 Views 21 Comments

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.