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Inquiry took away our comfort blanket

Inquiry took away our comfort blanket

The guarantee was planned in advance, the ECB intimidated us, but really we had only ourselves to blame

Elaine Byrne: Bankers omit ‘irrelevant’ details

Elaine Byrne: Bankers omit ‘irrelevant’ details

So what else did they fail to tell the banking inquiry?

Absolute power, absolute accountability

Absolute power, absolute accountability

As minister you can do almost anything, but you are answerable for everything

Let’s hear it for the good-time guys

Let’s hear it for the good-time guys

Last week’s evidence to the banking inquiry proved one thing. Brian Cowen and Charlie McCreevy need to take off their rose-tinted glasses

Banking Inquiry: Past mistakes, present problems

Banking Inquiry: Past mistakes, present problems

Banking Inquiry: Where money and politics never meet

Banking Inquiry: Where money and politics never meet

No conflicts of interest in the auctioneering business, no builders with cosy political relationships - the perfect world of pre-bust Ireland

Banking inquiry week 13: Inquiry reveals the extraordinary consequences of ordinary decisions

Banking inquiry week 13: Inquiry reveals the extraordinary consequences of ordinary decisions

Donal Forde’s testimony at the banking inquiry last week was a disorienting mix of the ordinary and the surreal

Banking Inquiry week 11: A pointless exercise at an increasingly pointless inquiry on the road to nowhere

Banking Inquiry week 11: A pointless exercise at an increasingly pointless inquiry on the road to nowhere

Hauling various former media bigwigs over the coals may have been fun for some, but it achieved nothing

Bank guarantee ‘blew up’ the Irish banking system

Bank guarantee ‘blew up’ the Irish banking system

The banking inquiry needs to keep political interference at bay, warn British MPs who have already completed their own extensive banking sector probe

Banking inquiry should learn lessons from Britain

Banking inquiry should learn lessons from Britain

Westminster MPs set politics aside when conducting their inquiry

Banking inquiry must rise above politics

Banking inquiry must rise above politics