Michael Noonan said to address potential conflicts of interest “I am directing the appointment of retired High Court Judge Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill (pictured) to monitor any actual or perceived conflicts of interests”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A retired High Court judge has been appointed to oversee any conflicts of interest which may arise in the investigation into Irish Bank Resolution Cor(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan Fine Gael  said he would seek to address the possibility of conflicts of interest by firms including Siteserv which are  involved in around 30 transactions  (including the sale of Siteserv) which are  to be reviewed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Accountancy firm KPMG will have to be at “arms length” from the inquiry into the controversial Siteserv sale should any conflict of interest arise in (...)

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick is continuing before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins  Courts.

The jury in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick will not now begin hearing evidence before next Tuesday at the earliest. Le(...)

 Former chief executive of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Mike Aynsley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The former chief executive of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has rejected suggestions the bank was too close to billionaire businessman(...)

Brian Lenihan’s brother, former TD and minister of state Conor Lenihan: “The matter is in the hands of my lawyer.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The family of the late Brian Lenihan are seeking legal advice following the Oireachtas banking inquiry’s refusal to allow them to give evidence.Mr Le(...)

Former Department of Finance secretary general John Moran (left) has denied a claim by former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes (right) that he sought an executive position at IBRC prior to taking up his role at the department. Photographs: Alan Betson and Nick Bradshaw.

The controvery over the sale of Siteserv and deals involving the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation continued on Saturday with former Department of Fin(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said  Freedom of Information documents released to The Irish Times showing tensions between his department and IBRC illustrated that his officials were doing their job. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lawyers for former Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) chief executive Mike Aynsley have accused government officials of personally attacking (...)

Seán FitzPatrick, of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow is charged with 27 counts under the Companies Act 1990. Photograph: Collins.

The jury in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick has been told not to come back to court until next Wednesday.A jury of six (...)

Former IBRC chief executive Mike Aynsley has claimed his reputation has been damaged following the release of redacted documents by the Department of Finance relating to the sale of Siteserv.

Redactions to documents released under the Freedom of Information appeared to have been designed to damage the reputation of former IBRC chief executi(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)