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Banking Inquiry prepares to conclude public hearings


The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry will complete its public hearings on schedule on September 10th and will then begin the process of preparations for its final report.

Chairman Ciaran Lynch TD said: “We are now entering the final stages of our public hearings and will start an integrated process for all clarifications, amendments and updates and creation of completed evidence books for publication and use in our final report. Final witness clarification statements may be sought by the Committee through August and September.

“Separately, an independent investigator Senan Allen has been appointed to conduct a review of allegations made in connection with the inquiry. The Committee is conscious that to comply with and accommodate this review may have an impact on the day-to-day operations of the inquiry and may affect scheduling and timetables set out for the inquiry.

“The Committee has done a successful job to date in meeting its deadlines and it has achieved this by working closely with its support and legal teams. The inquiry team will continue to work with the full support and co-operation of Committee members.

“While we are on course to complete our public hearings on schedule, the completion date for the publication of our final report may require adjustment as a result of the review. We are taking a proactive approach to dealing with this potential adjustment and, when the independent review is completed, the Committee will take stock of the situation and decide on any changes that may arise in relation to the timing of the publication of our report.”

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Committee Membership


Ciarán Lynch (Chairman)
Pearse Doherty
Joe Higgins
Michael McGrath
Eoghan Murphy
Kieran O’Donnell
John Paul Phelan


Sean D Barrett
Michael D’Arcy
Marc MacSharry
Susan O’Keeffe