David Drumm, former Anglo chief executive and Sean Fitzpatrick,  former chairman.

Part 1: September–December 2007 September 11th, 2007: Ardboyne HotelEarly aut(...)

Hank Paulson: the former US treasury secretary is the subject of “Hank: Five Years from the Brink”, a film by Oscar-nominated documentary maker Joe Berlinger.

It is just over a half-decade since the US financial earthquake shook, taking down one of Wall Street’s biggest banks and crumbling the foundations of(...)

Seán Quinn: plan to leave his children with independent wealth ‘went fatally wrong’ according to Liam McCaffrey, a former chief executive of the Quinn Group.

TOM LYONSBusinessman Seán Quinn was “eternally optimistic” about Anglo Irish Bank’s share price and continued betting on its recovery as the stock fe(...)

Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: PA The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan (left), William McAteer (centre) and Seán FitzPatrick is continuing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank directors has heard from its first witnesses including the former chief executive of The Quinn Group. Liam(...)

Seán Quinn: he had engaged in a “form of gambling,” called contracts for difference (CFDs), prosecuting senior counsel Paul O’Higgins said, adding CFDs effectively allowed investors gamble on the future price of shares without actually owning them. Photograph: Collins 1:26

“No doubt you all have heard of Seán Quinn, the Quinn family and Quinn enterprises,” prosecuting senior counsel Paul O’Higgins told the jury in court (...)

From left: Seán Fitzpatrick, Pat Whelan and William McAteer arriving at court this morning. Photographs: PA 1:26

The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank directors has begun with the jury hearing that the accused are alleged to have known about an illegal sc(...)

JP Morgan Chase & Co agrees a $13 billion settlement, the biggest civil settlement with any single company

JP Morgan Chase, the biggest bank in the US, agreed a record $13 billion settlement with regulators on Tuesday, ending months of tense negotiations wi(...)

Lehman’s legacy

Five years ago, after Lehman Bros, a US financial institution, had filed for bankruptcy on September 15th, 2008, the global financial system came clos(...)

The headquarters of Lehman Brothers in New York on September  15th, 2008, the day the bank filed for bankruptcy.

W hen Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15th, 2008, the financial sector shook across the world. The bank was forced to seek Chapter 1(...)

Minister for finance Brian Lenihan:  took charge of the State coffers just as “the building boom was coming to a shuddering end”.

It is like a scene from another world. In New York, the Lehman bankruptcy brings the capitalist system close to collapse. Giant banks and insurers tee(...)