Michael O’Flynn: Blackstone has given property developer €5 million to fit out 137 apartments in the Elysian tower in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

It was once a symbol of the Celtic Tiger boom but the Elysian tower in Cork city could now be a emblem for the recovery following an agreement betwee(...)

 Minister for Communications Alex White: proposed acquisition  now goes to Minister for approval. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Setanta Sports by Eir, Ireland’s biggest telecoms group. (...)

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide,  Michael Fingleton also changed the interest rate on a loan offer without noting the date of change. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A loan increase of £10 million (€13m) was approved by Irish Nationwide’s chief executive Michael Fingleton and paid to a customer without sufficient b(...)

Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), who led the ECB during Ireland’s bailout. On Thursday the ECB said it had always been transparent about its role in Ireland’s economic crash. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The European Central Bank has claimed it had always been transparent about its role in Ireland’s economic crash. A report by the Oireachtas banking i(...)

Chairman Ciaran Lynch  (c) and members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry at the publication of the inquiry’s report at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State could have saved more than €9 billion by imposing losses on senior debt holders at the six Irish banks, the National Treasury Management Age(...)

Jean Claude-Trichet: former ECB president remarked a “bomb” would go off in Dublin if a haircut was imposed on senior bondholders. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency advised the Government in March 2011 that haircuts of €9.1 billion could have been imposed on senior bondhold(...)

Oireachtas banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch (centre) with committee members on the publication of the final report at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It started with a minority report, featuring Socialist TD Joe Higgins rather than Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise. And it concluded in the audio-vi(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: welcomed the decision by Credit Suisse to become the first “third country” (non-EU) bank to seek to branch into Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Credit Suisse will today open a trading floor in Dublin, which will employ 100 staff by the year’s end for its prime services business in Europe. Th(...)

There are question marks over how the Houses of the Oireachtas Service has handled the allegations about the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson Banking inquiry: The most useful recommendations from the committee might actually relate to how in future such inquiries should operate.

On September 10th last, the final day of public hearings at the Oireachtas banking inquiry began with a statement by its chairman, Ciarán Lynch. He (...)

Declan Black, managing partner at Mason Hayes & Curran: “I don’t think growth of 20 per cent a year is sustainable. I’d be very pleased with single-digit growth this year.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Leading Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran increased its revenues last year by 20 per cent to €72 million, following strong activity across all (...)