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# Finance committee
Watch: 'Phoney concepts' and 'haystacks' - 3 clips from today's finance committee
Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan faced the Oireachtas Finance Committe today, we picked the best three clips from today’s exchanges…
# Mortgage crisis
Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'
The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that ‘it was notable, though perhaps not surprising’ that banks have pursued this option.
# Mortgage crisis
Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes
Patrick Honohan has been called to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee after it emerged thousands of legal letters being sent by banks could be classified as ‘sustainable mortgage solutions’.
# Oireachtas
Questions asked about Apple's relationship with Department of Finance
Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty produced a series of emails from Apple executives to the Secretary General of the Department of Finance at an Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today.
# Budget 2014
TDs to be told: 'Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health'
Mental Health Reform will address TDs and Senators today on issues in the sector; the group is highlighting shortfalls in promised staffing levels and concerns about ring-fencing of funding.
# Budget 2014
Finance Committee demands forecast data from department ahead of budget
The committee wants access to the same data and presentations that will be provided to the Economic Management Council.
# Finance committee
Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers
The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…
# Finance committee
Bankers' answers on Priory Hall prompt "massive worry" among residents
AIB boss David Duffy said this week the bank would pull out of a process aimed at reaching a solution for all of the residents, and try and reach deals with just its own customers.
# Finance committee
WATCH LIVE: PTSB executives face Finance Committee
TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Permanent TSB’s turn this morning.
# Finance committee
Ulster Bank CEO: ‘It costs money to live in a house’… TDs: ‘We know’…
Members of the Oireachtas Finance Committee took exception to Jim Brown’s repeated assertion this afternoon that “there is a cost to living in a home”.
# Priory Hall
Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank accused of having no solutions on Priory Hall
CEOs Richie Boucher and Jim Brown came under pressure from TDs today to explain what they were doing to help former residents of the abandoned Donaghmede apartment complex.
# Distressed Mortgages
Ulster Bank began legal action in 4,124 arrears cases between March and June
Jim Brown is the latest bank boss to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee to be grilled on how lenders are addressing the mortgage arrears crisis.
# Richie Boucher
'It's like being in a maze': FG TD tells BOI chief he is not facilitating committee
Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher frustrated TDs at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today
# Richie Boucher
Finance Committee to press BoI chief on banking inquiry response
Bank of Ireland’s response to a Michael Noonan letter on preservation of records was “measured at best, reserved at worst” according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch.
# Summer is over
TDs and Senators coming back next week to grill bankers over mortgage arrears
TDs and Senators on the Oireachtas Finance Committee will grill the heads of the main Irish banks next week.
# Anglo
'Anglo tapes show need for banking inquiry' - man who wants to run inquiry
Ciarán Lynch, the chair of the Oireachtas finance committee, says the tapes may be “the tip of the iceberg”.
# EU2013
Meeting of European finance chairmen to discuss life after the crisis
Labour’s Ciarán Lynch will today chair a meeting of the chairs of the Finance Committees of each of the 27 EU states.
# Banking
Governor of Central Bank to discuss state of economy with committee
The Oireachtas’ Finance Committee is to meet with Professor Patrick Honohan tomorrow, where they will discuss Irish banking.
# Euroleaks
Explainer: How Irish bailout documents keep getting leaked to the public... via Germany
Yet another batch of draft documents has made its way out via the Bundestag. Here’s the story of how it happens.
# Finance committee
Executives of three guaranteed banks to face Oireachtas committee
Representatives of IBRC, AIB and Bank of Ireland will all appear before the Finance committee next week.
NAMA CEO expresses "anger and disappointment" in former employee
Chairman of the agency Frank Daly said the former employee removed data from NAMA including loans acquired by the agency.
# Ciarán Lynch
New chairman of Finance Committee 'determined to get stuck in from day one'
The position had been held by Alex White TD, who has taken up the junior ministerial position vacated by Róisín Shortall.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Oireachtas be allowed to investigate the bank guarantee?
Two Oireachtas committee are vying for the chance to investigate the bank guarantee four years ago but should politicians be allowed to scrutinise the decision in the first place?
# Inquiry
Legislation may have to be put in place before banking inquiry
Legislation is a bigger question than whether the Public Accounts Committee or Finance Committee will hold the inquiry, said Deputy Alex White.
# Banking Inquiry
The banking inquiry... who's going to carry it out?
Is there a turf war between the Public Accounts Committee and the Finance Committee on who’s going to do the digging? And what about revisiting the Oireachtas inquiries referendum?
LIVEBLOG: Ulster Bank CEO refuses to give up his bonus
The Ulster Bank CEO is answering questions from TDs and Senators about the ongoing technical problems at the bank. Follow the action here.
# face the music
Ulster Bank chiefs set to be grilled by Oireachtas committee
The bank has refused to say if its CEO will appear before the committee.
# Honohan
Central Bank governor before Oireachtas Finance Committee today
Patrick Honohan is due to answer questions over the Anglo Irish promissory note repayment and the emergency liquidity provided to banks during the crisis.
# In Numbers
Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics
Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…
# Promissory notes
Finance committee demands Honohan meeting as "urgent priority"
The Oireachtas finance committee formally writes to Patrick Honohan asking for a meeting before the promissory note payment.
# Defeated
Government lost committee vote 'because TDs were locked out of the room'
Two Fine Gael TDs left the room to try and round up their absent colleagues – and were locked out themselves.
# Dáil Éireann
Opposition TDs slam government absence during Dáil mortgages debate
The fallout from the committee defeat meant there were no members of either Fine Gael or Labour present to debate bank interest rates.
# Defeated
Government tastes defeat in committee vote over Anglo promissory note
The government loses a committee vote over whether to hold a hearing with Patrick Honohan – its first defeat since taking office.
# Unsere Freunde
TDs off to Berlin to discuss 2012 Budget leaks
The Oireachtas Finance committee is heading to meet its German counterpart – the one that got our Budget in November.