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Banking Inquiry: What happens this week

Banking Inquiry: What happens this week

Banking Inquiry week 15: How Ulster Bank was saved by the British taxpayer

Banking Inquiry week 15: How Ulster Bank was saved by the British taxpayer

It was the champion of the 100 per cent mortgage and sought to challenge the pillar banks. Yet the rise and fall of Ulster Bank has largely gone under the radar

Banking Inquiry week 15: Holding the bank bosses responsible

Banking Inquiry week 15: Holding the bank bosses responsible

The Irish mindset seeks to blame the banks and not the bankers

Banking Inquiry week 14: The fact is that we can’t handle hearing the truth

Banking Inquiry week 14: The fact is that we can’t handle hearing the truth

It’s galling that the former ECB chief wouldn’t face the Dáil, but we’re still looking to blame someone else for the crash

Bank inquiry seeks Boucher’s views on extent of guarantee

Bank inquiry seeks Boucher’s views on extent of guarantee

Banking Inquiry week 14: Trichet’s mantra: it’s all in the Lenihan letters

Banking Inquiry week 14: Trichet’s mantra: it’s all in the Lenihan letters

The ECB’s former head blamed the Irish banks for the banking crisis when he took questions from members of the inquiry

Banking Inquiry week 14: One evening, two bankers, two stories

Banking Inquiry week 14: One evening, two bankers, two stories

Eugene Sheehy and Brian Goggin, the men who ran AIB and BOI, have very different takes on what happened on the evening of September 29, 2008.

Banking Inquiry week 13: When nobody knew anything

Banking Inquiry week 13: When nobody knew anything

The evidence given by Dermot Gleeson and Brendan McDonagh to the banking inquiry during the week raised more questions than it answered.

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

Banking Inquiry week 11: Call for access to unredacted PwC report into banks

Banking Inquiry week 11: Call for access to unredacted PwC report into banks

Radical surgery ordered to address members’ frustration

Radical surgery ordered to address members’ frustration

Main event promises more than stunts and soundbites

Main event promises more than stunts and soundbites

As the banking inquiry prepares to question the big players, political grandstanding is the last thing we need

Banking inquiry week 10: Money talks – but what does it say?

Banking inquiry week 10: Money talks – but what does it say?

Marc MacSharry: Is there legislation anywhere in the world that in some way holds political parties to account in terms of the manifesto versus programme for government?

Banking inquiry week 9: Avoiding the meat of the matter?

Banking inquiry week 9: Avoiding the meat of the matter?

In a memorable interview with RTE’s Prime Time in April 2009, Peter Bacon was in no mood to justify the ethical rationale for why Nama was necessary.