Oireachtas Banking Inquiry: Reprt was not fit for purpose, according to many of the 11 committee members, who wanted to rip it up and start again.

“The real strength of the inquiry is its ability not just to look at one document in isolation but to draw together the different strands from various(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm: his bankruptcy appeal is now lost, and one argument supporting his continued detention, pending his extradition hearing, has been strengthened with a second damning rule from a US judge.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is in a bigger fight to stop his extradition to Ireland to face criminal charges, but he has just (...)

Ciaran Lynch, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis

The architecture of Irish governance compares favourably with other jurisdictions. Successive Irish governments have introduced far-reaching reforms o(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm and his wife Lorraine Drumm. File photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

A US court has rejected an appeal by former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm against his failed bankruptcy bid, claiming that a judge made(...)

Yet another fine mess….Politicians, sworn inquiries and tribunals of investigation have produced so many unsound reports and findings that were subseq(...)

Dermot Desmond: will address a meeting of Ladbrokes shareholders on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Despite opposition from financier Dermot Desmond, the merger of bookmakers Ladbrokes and Coral is expected to be approved by shareholders, according t(...)

Draft report of the banking inquiry described as “not fit for purpose”.

At weekends, Government buildings are usually as silent and deserted as the Overlook Hotel in the film The Shining. But one such building, Agricultur(...)

Project Wave, a commercial and residential scheme in Dublin,  will take up 10 per cent of  the Docklands Strategic Development Zone. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The first phase of one of the largest new developments planned for Dublin’s docklands has been granted permission under Dublin City Council’s new fast(...)

The leisure centre of the McWilliam Park Hotel: the hotel was built in 2006 with backing of high-profile property developers

Bubble-era property developers such as Seamus Ross of Menolly Homes and Garrett Kelleher of Shelbourne Developments are backing a high-profile hotel (...)

President Michael D Higgins is greeted by co-director of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre during his visit to mark 30 years anniversary. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I was at a literary reading a few years ago when a man stood up and asked me why I had bothered to write a book about the “gypsies.” He spoke with the(...)