Labour TD Ciaran Lynch has said every committee in Dáil Eireann reflects the composition of Dáil Eireann and the banking inquiry committee is no different.

Mr Lynch, who will chair the banking inquiry, was responding to questions regarding the controversy surrounding the late appointment of two Government senators to the inquiry committee.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Lynch said he did not get to pick the team, his job was to captain the team.

He said there was a serious job to be done and work would commence on it next week.