PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Chairman says Public Accounts Committee will robustly defend action taken by ex- Rehab chief

File photograph of former Rehab chief Angela Kerins who has filed a High Court action for compensation arising from a PAC investigation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kerins claims committee members engaged in a ‘witch-hunt’

Angela Kerins (right), former Rehab Group chief: The PAC, her counsel said, had “acted beyond its remit”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Counsel for Kerins says former Rehab chief had been ‘overwhelmed’ by Dáil spending watchdog and had to be hospitalised

Harry Crosbie: claims he is being “bullied” by Nama and has objected to a maximum of €5,000 in monthly living expenses, among other conditions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman campaigning to be allowed retain control of Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The bill for Ireland could run into the hundreds of millions, according to  Exane BNP Paribas. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Industry had a ‘robust case’ and could claim compensation in billions

The Westin is the third hotel in Dublin to be acquired by John Malone and his Irish partners Lalco, operated by John Lally and Paul Higgins. The others are the Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street and Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Five-star property to be operated by Lalco Hotel Group

Garrett Cassidy, MD Circle Internet Financial and Peter Oakes former Central Bank Director, making the first bitcoin  transaction in Krust, Dublin’s first Bitcoin Bakery in Aungier Street with delighted co-owners Robert Kramer and Garret Flower and manager Brant Wihlidal (middle). Photograph: Alan Betson

Former director of Central Bank buys cronuts and coffee with digital currency

A windsurfer taking advantage of the high winds pictured in Malahide today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Development Securities plans to invest up to €25m in Irish property

Brendan McDonagh: Nama is not overly concerned about competition from other European countries trying to offload property assets. Photograph: Eric Luke

Chief executive Brendan McDonagh is upbeat on the assets agency’s ambitious plans

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