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# Banking Inquiry

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# I'm out
Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it
The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the banking inquiry now irreparably damaged?
A tough week for the inquiry has been made tougher after Stephen Donnelly decided to quit. Is it game over?
# 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.
# Banking Inquiry
Enda Kenny dismisses 'hysterical' senators
The Taoiseach took a dim view of events in the upper house earlier as he insisted the government majority on the banking inquiry reflects the will of the people.
# in a basement
Stephen Donnelly says he might quit the banking inquiry
“Events of this week are certainly making me rethink whether or not I want to spend the next year-and-a-half in a basement.”
# can i just say
Joan Burton says the banking inquiry vote is good news for women in politics
But Alex White thinks it’s “the sort of behaviour that gives politics a bad name”.
# 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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.
# Banking Inquiry
Attempts to kick Fianna Fáil senator off banking inquiry fall flat
A Fine Gael senator had accused Marc MacSharry of having a conflict of interest.
# Banking Inquiry
Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended
A row over the banking inquiry saw the Ceann Comhairle get angry at an angry Micheál Martin before the House was suspended for a brief period.
# 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.
# Delayed
The banking inquiry's first meeting will be delayed - because of an objection to who is on it
The government is attempting to take steps to take back the balance of power.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about negotiations over strike action at Aer Lingus, a political opinion poll, and Ukraine’s new president.
# 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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about the Tuam babies, redundancies and a manhunt in Canada.
# 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.
# Not his problem
Enda Kenny has 'no responsibility' to tell TDs what he thinks of Trichet's banking inquiry snub
The former European Central Bank president has has said he will not appear before the forthcoming inquiry citing ECB rules.
# smoking gun?
'It's like the Third Secret of Fatima' - Noonan says ECB letter could be released for inquiry
But he stressed that the ECB would have to be consulted.
# Bank Guarantee
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.
# Banking Inquiry
These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member
A motion formally establishing the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system is due to be debated in the Dáil next week.
# Banking Inquiry
Minister: Trichet is disrespecting us by refusing to go before banking inquiry
The former head of the ECB says he won’t appear before the banking inquiry but Leo Varadkar and Eamon Gilmore think that he should.
# not my problem
Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility
The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.
# Oireachtas agenda
Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads
…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.
Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver
“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.
# Banking Inquiry
Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.
# Analysis
5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts
The government is pressing ahead with an inquiry but it will be a while before it starts properly and there are a number of outstanding issues before it does.
# Banking Inquiry
Government will establish a banking inquiry next week and this Labour TD will chair it
A motion will be brought before the Dáil next Tuesday following a discussion at this morning’s Cabinet meeting.
# Unanswered questions
Banking inquiry "imminent" in wake of Anglo trial, says Howlin
The Minister also said that there are “unanswered questions” from court proceedings that need to be answered.
# Banking Inquiry
'Akin to Hamlet without the Prince': Senator concerned over Anglo 'exclusion' from banking inquiry
Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.
# Oireachtas agenda
Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on over at Kildare Street? Well, you asked…
# Banking Inquiry
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.
# Banking Inquiry
Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’
The make up of the new committee both in terms of size and who will sit on it has yet to be decided.
# Bank Guarantee
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.
# Bank Guarantee
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.
# Banking Inquiry
Micheál Martin: Government wants to use banking inquiry as 'a political show trial'
The Fianna Fail insists he’s not worried about the impact that any Oireachtas investigation into the banking collapse will have on his party in the European and local elections.
# Banking Inquiry
Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry
A long-awaited inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is likely to get under way next year.