Two major reports on the causes of Ireland's banking collapse could be released by the government this week.
The documents are seen as the first part of the overall inquiry into the banking system.
The first of these reports, compiled by by international experts Klaus Regling, and Max Watson was delivered to the Department of Finance at the weekend.
It takes a general overview of the performance of the banks and the banking system in the five years up to September 2008, when the government guarantee on financial institutions was announced.
The second report is from the Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan.
He is focussed on the performance of the Central Bank and Financial Regulator in the same period, and is expected to submit his work to the Department today.
Minister Brian Lenihan is to read both reports before bringing them to Cabinet. It is thought they could be made public by the end of the week.