We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.
Thu, 29 Aug, 2019
Ireland went over the fiscal cliff in 2005 as a direct result of poor political policies and reckless bank lending, but did not realise the situation until 2008 — when it was no longer a case of whether there would be a crash but how bad it would be.
Thu, 28 Jan, 2016
Banking inquiry members have given a guarded welcome to their drastically cut-back report into what caused the economic crash amid claims the Government may seek new powers to beef up investigations if it fails to meet public demand.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Crisis-hit bank inquiry members will have their first chance to examine a last-ditch reworking of the report into what caused the economic crash tomorrow, amid ongoing concerns it will fail to meet public demands.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015
An independent senior counsel has been appointed to lead an investigation into claims that some banking inquiry witnesses received “preferential” treatment and allegedly met an investigator for dinner days before being questioned over their role in the crash.
Wed, 22 Jul, 2015
Brian Cowen’s appearance at the banking inquiry yesterday was more assured than last week but his testimony showed a serious lack of curiosity at times during the crisis, writes.
Thu, 09 Jul, 2015
Former financial regulator Patrick Neary has pointed the “finger of responsibility” at government, the Central Bank, financial institutions, the ESRI, and Europe for what politicians have said was his own failure to do his job.
Fri, 29 May, 2015
“There is an outpouring of love and helplessness,” said Mourneabbey-born Fr Seán Corkery as he tried to sum up the feelings of a small tight-knit community experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions as news filtered back from Glasgow that police had officially identified Karen Buckley’s body.
Fri, 17 Apr, 2015
The European Commission’s chief banking regulator has insisted the pan-continental group was not responsible for Ireland’s economic crash, saying it is not its job to ensure governments implement the body’s regulation guidelines.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2015
The banking inquiry is at the centre of a major political row ahead of its first meeting scheduled for this week, with Fianna Fáil urging senior ministers to withdraw "misleading" accusations that it engaged in a "political stroke" to nominate a member to the committee.
Tue, 17 Jun, 2014
It’s almost two years to the day — June 26 — since the great scriptwriter Nora Ephron died. She was the creator of Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia — and many other wonderfully light pieces that looked at our endless foolishness with kindness and good humour.
Tue, 17 Jun, 2014
Nearly all of the politicians involved in the fiasco around the membership of the banking inquiry committee have done their profession a disservice and have further diminished our parliament in the eyes of a weary, increasingly cynical citizenship.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2014