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Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report
# All Or Nothing
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# All Or Nothing

Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report

Nov 24th 2015, 6:33 PM 10,894 Views 70 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the committee was attempting a “rescue operation”.

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now
# No Report At All?
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# No Report At All?

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

Nov 23rd 2015, 11:56 AM 9,086 Views 54 Comments

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
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# Banking Inquiry

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Sep 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 20,431 Views 68 Comments

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry
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# The Life Of Brian

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry

Jul 8th 2015, 11:15 PM 17,890 Views 44 Comments

The former Taoiseach defended the bank guarantee and got a badly-needed toilet break.

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
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# Good Guys Vs Bad Guys

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'

Jun 18th 2015, 4:00 PM 21,104 Views 54 Comments

A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.

A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn't wrong...
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# Analysis

A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn't wrong...

May 1st 2015, 6:08 AM 17,088 Views 81 Comments

Analysis: The former ECB head was robust and defiant and views the crisis somewhat differently.

Trichet denies telling Brian Lenihan to 'save your banks at all costs'
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# That Voicemail

Trichet denies telling Brian Lenihan to 'save your banks at all costs'

Apr 30th 2015, 5:50 PM 20,689 Views 90 Comments

The former ECB president has been answering questions from members of the banking inquiry today.

Former AIB chief: 'I'm very sorry ... I feel deeply disappointed every day'
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# Panic On The Streets

Former AIB chief: 'I'm very sorry ... I feel deeply disappointed every day'

Apr 29th 2015, 3:38 PM 19,837 Views 57 Comments

Eugene Sheehy said the bank took too many risks and he could have stopped this from happening.

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum
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# 8th Amendment

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

Aug 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,565 Views 214 Comments

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

Noonan: Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke over the banking inquiry "and fair dues to them"
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# The Strokes

Noonan: Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke over the banking inquiry "and fair dues to them"

Jun 16th 2014, 4:47 PM 21,371 Views 83 Comments

Micheál Martin said the claims are “unfounded” and the government needs to “stop digging”.

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private
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# Behind Closed Doors

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private

Jun 13th 2014, 5:44 PM 4,920 Views 32 Comments

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.

Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'
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# Scapegoat

Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'

Jun 13th 2014, 12:42 PM 18,040 Views 33 Comments

The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.

Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?
# Wash Your Mouth Out
# Wash Your Mouth Out

Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?

Jun 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 19,361 Views 18 Comments

One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry
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# Angry Scenes

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry

Jun 12th 2014, 12:30 PM 12,489 Views 93 Comments

The coalition has restored its majority on the inquiry by adding two more senators – causing uproar in Leinster House.

With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?
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With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?

Jun 10th 2014, 2:23 PM 3,245 Views 19 Comments

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.

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry
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# Row

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry

Jun 10th 2014, 12:29 PM 4,609 Views 33 Comments

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.

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess
# Not A Great Start
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# Not A Great Start

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

Jun 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,570 Views 41 Comments

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.

Banking inquiry 'rocked' after lengthy row over senator's 'conflict of interest'
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# Seanad-igans

Banking inquiry 'rocked' after lengthy row over senator's 'conflict of interest'

Jun 5th 2014, 10:00 PM 21,050 Views 79 Comments

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.

Government set to overturn rejection of Labour senator from banking inquiry
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# Hard Luck

Government set to overturn rejection of Labour senator from banking inquiry

Jun 5th 2014, 9:30 AM 16,773 Views 51 Comments

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.

'The limits of austerity have been reached': Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bid
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# Game On

'The limits of austerity have been reached': Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bid

May 28th 2014, 10:23 PM 19,491 Views 116 Comments

The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.

No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows
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# Oireachtas Committee

No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows

Nov 20th 2013, 6:52 PM 9,582 Views 44 Comments

He was questioned before an Oireachtas committee today on concerns raised by the Garda Ombudsman.

‘I feel betrayed’: Political figures respond to Mahon Tribunal findings
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# Mahon

‘I feel betrayed’: Political figures respond to Mahon Tribunal findings

Mar 23rd 2012, 7:15 AM 3,217 Views 23 Comments

As the major parties digest the implications of the Mahon report, here’s what their members (and others) have been saying on the side…

Tributes flood in for 'inspirational' journalist Mary Raftery
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# Mary Raftery

Tributes flood in for 'inspirational' journalist Mary Raftery

Jan 10th 2012, 1:01 PM 2,803 Views 5 Comments

Figures from across the political spectrum have spoken of their sadness at her death.

TDs and Senators to receive suicide awareness training
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# Suicide Prevention

TDs and Senators to receive suicide awareness training

Sep 23rd 2011, 7:40 AM 513 Views 16 Comments

A cross-party group of TDs, Senators and Oireachtas staff will take part in potentially life-saving ‘safeTALK’ training today.