Irish MEPs to question ECB President on banking crisis

Marian Harkin

Irish MEPs will this morning be allowed 15 minutes to question the President of the ECB about the Irish banking crisis.

Mario Draghi will be in the European Parliament in Brussels this morning, where 3 Irish MEPs will be given 5 minutes each to question him on the ECB's actions surrounding Ireland's bailout programme.

Mr Draghi's responses this morning will be reported back to the Banking Inquiry.

The ECB president previously refused to appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, as the European financial institution was not answerable to a national parliament.

One MEP who will be putting a question to Mr Draghi, Marian Harkin, says it took 12 months to organise this brief interaction with the ECB President............