A Digicel shop in Jamaica: the company’s $6.5 billion total debt is denominated in dollars but its revenues come from local currencies in the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Digicel’s near-300-page IPO registration document includes 29 pages of potential risk factors that could affect the business in the years ahead. Comp(...)

Digicel paid $2 million to Communicorp, a media investment company owned by Mr O’Brien, for office space, printing and telecoms services. Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel has been a major cash cow for Denis O’Brien in recent years, according to the IPO document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission i(...)

Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s Digicel mobile phone business is poised to launch on the New York Stock Exchange. The company has filed documents with US (...)

Customers queue outside a branch of Northern Rock in Kingston upon Thames, UK, during a bank run in 2007 sparked during a credit crisis at the time. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan took to the airwaves on November 18th, 2010, to inform the public that Ireland would enter discussion(...)

Central Bank of Ireland chief Patrick Honohan said by September 2008, more than 90 per cent of the costs of the boom and bust had “become unavoidable”. File photograph: Getty Images

We should be used to them by now, but the figures relating to the Irish banking and economic crash still have the power to shock. At the Oireachtas Ba(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan has said it would have been a “mistake” for him to notify the government he was planning to go on nat(...)

Banking Inquiry: Former secretary general, Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff recounted a hilarious Sir Humphrey-type conversation at the time with a colleague from another country. Photograph: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It turns out that Ireland’s double Eurovision winner Johnny Logan isn’t just popular in Turkey. Kevin Cardiff said yesterday that Logan was also a hit(...)

Philip Smith was paid €635,000 annually as chief executive of the country’s largest insurer. He told the tribunal that since leaving RSA, he had earned just €25,000 in consultancy fees. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Employment Appeals Tribunal was set up under legislation dating from 1967, initially to deal with redundancy payments. It has evolved in the decad(...)

Cyril Roux, the Central Bank’s deputy governor for financial regulation:  “imperative that firms have proper systems and controls in place” to ensure lenders are delivering appropriate solutions for consumers.    Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Seven mortgage lenders in Ireland have been found to be in breach of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears (CCMA) following inspections by the Ce(...)

Michael Fingleton led INBS for 38 years before resigning in March 2009. This was one year before the first of two recapitalisations of the institution by the State, involving a bailout of €5.4 billion.

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief Michael Fingleton has been directed to appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on September 2nd. T(...)