For the first time in Irish television history, the RTÉ Investigations Unit went undercover inside the créche industry, exposed the substandard care being provided to children and revealed the State's failure to regulate the industry properly.
Over the last two years Richard Curran and journalist Tom Lyons have unearthed new information about the Irish Nationwide Building Society bailout of 5.4 billion euro and the 1 million euro bonus Michael Fingleton received. They give an insight into what really went on inside the building society.
A major investigation reveals political interference in the Housing Executive and hears the testimony of a woman in the DUP driven to near despair by pressure from inside her own party. Mandy McAuley confronts others charged with corruption and abuse of power, and reveals the evidence that leaves some of Northern Ireland's most powerful politicians with serious questions to answer.
The special edition of the Tonight with Vincent Browne programme, highlighting the pivotal IBRC debate, ran for three hours and 38 minutes, providing both breaking news of the developing story and in-depth analysis of the context and consequences of this unique event.