Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said she wants to see a parliamentary inquiry into the banking collapse and circumstances surrounding the State bank guarantee resourced with an experienced lawyer and a forensic accountant.

Speaking on RTÉ radio, Ms Burton said people in the country wanted to hear the full story of what happened at the former Anglo Irish Bank from all those involved before and during the granting the bank guarantee in September, 2008.

She said that whether Fianna Fáil liked it or not, it was the key decision maker at the time and that the banking system went down over a period of time.

Ms Burton also said there was a need to be circumspect in light of legal proceedings due to take place early next year against some bank officials at Anglo.