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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Banking Inquiry

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# Take it back
Enda Kenny withdraws claims that bank guarantee documents were shredded
The Taoiseach first made the claims in the summer of 2012.
# here we go
Six years after the crash, the banking inquiry is FINALLY starting... soon
The inquiry is due to begin public hearings the week after next.
# house of cards
'You need a humour bypass': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
In a week that saw a new Garda Commissioner, a big fat ‘no’ from the ECB and some serious eye-rolling.
# the pressure's on
Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?
Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.
# Banking Inquiry
The ECB has more or less said: 'We're not going to Dublin, you can forget about it'
The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.
# No Show
Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry
The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Will Mary Lou try to enter the Dáil today?
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.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: The infamous Lenihan-Trichet letter has finally been published
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# no comment
This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'
Matt Merrigan says there’s an ongoing garda investigation.
# Burn the Bondholders
Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'
The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.
# property supplements
What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out
Terms of reference for the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system were finalised today.
# 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.
# State of the Nation
State of the Nation: Everyone is really excited about the Dáil being back... right?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Loosen Up
Chief Whip: We'll do something about the issue which most frustrates backbenchers*
*After the next election.
# Banking Crisis
Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report
The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.
# MacGill
Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs
The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.
# 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.
# 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.
# inbox me
The briefcase: subprime mortgages, house prices and burying a Bentley
This was the week in business…
'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams
Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.
# 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.
# Tell me whys
These are the questions John Bruton wants the banking inquiry to answer
Bruton wants the inquiry to focus on the reasons why the crisis wasn’t averted, not how it happened.
Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial
This ‘inquiry’ has no credibility whatsoever and a decent opposition would have resigned en masse in protest.
# 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.
# Let's do this
After much controversy, the banking inquiry will meet for first time today (in private)
The formation of the committee – never mind the inquiry itself – was not without controversy.
# stage-managed
New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House
The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.
# Socialist switch-up
'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry
The Socialist Party TD has been nominated to serve on the inquiry by the Dáil’s Technical Group this afternoon.
# Not being funny
Kenny says banking inquiry will be free of government interference - TDs burst into laughter
After a week when the government was accused of dictating the membership of the inquiry Enda Kenny’s remarks prompted laughter in the Dáil today.
# Hoop Dreams
Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry
The Reform Alliance TD has played down suggestions he is lobbying to be added to the inquiry in the wake of Stephen Donnelly’s departure.
# step off
Donnelly will rejoin banking inquiry if additional Senators step back
The government attempted to regain a majority by adding two more Senators to the inquiry – a move which the independent TD said “crossed a line”.
# 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”.
# In trouble
Having made a 'complete and utter balls of it', what hope now for the banking inquiry?
Analysis: Before it’s even started the public perception of the banking inquiry has been badly damaged.
# Poll
Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry?
Is it better in or out?
# control
Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.
# ruled out
"If it was offered to me I wouldn't take it." - Boyd-Barrett will not take spare seat on banking inquiry
Joe Higgins is next in line for says Boyd-Barrett