The former financial regulator, Patrick Neary, has said “sorry” for not taking sufficient measures to prevent the banking collapse in Ireland in late 2008. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. 2:43

The former financial regulator has said he regretted that the regulatory system within which he was working had failed. Patrick Neary, who was chief e(...)

Tony Grimes, former deputy governor of the Central Bank arriving at Leinster House for the banking inquiry. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Seán Quinn’s exposure to Anglo Irish Bank could have threatened the stability of the entire Irish financial sector, the banking inquiry has heard. To(...)

The Government and the retail banks lobbied the Central Bank not to impose an 80 per cent loan-to-value cap on mortgage lending.

It is perhaps too early to assess the impact of the Central Bank’s intervention in the State’s recalcitrant property market. In the three months since(...)

Speaking at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry  on Wednesday, Con Horan said he was “sorry the system of supervision did not prevent the collapse of the banking system”. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

The former prudential director at the Irish financial regulator expressed his “deep regret” that there wasn’t a more “intrusive” approach taken to pre(...)

Property prices rose again last month despite the introduction of new lending restrictions aimed at cooling the market. The latest Central Statistics (...)

Tony Grimes, former Director General at the Central Bank, said in the two weeks running up to mid-September 2008 corporate deposits were being withdrawn.

Sean Quinn’s exposure to Anglo Irish Bank could have threatened the stability of the financial sector, the banking inquiry has heard. Tony Grimes, for(...)

The Central Bank is focusing  on whether companies have the correct cyber-security  policies and procedures in place. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank has launched a review of the cyber security policies and procedures of asset managers, amid fears that the investment industry has be(...)

Michael Noonan: he wants the banks to conduct publicity campaigns to inform customers of their options in securing a lower rate

Some 300,000 people with standard variable rate (SVR) home loans look set to benefit from reduced monthly mortgage payments from July.Minister for Fi(...)

When the Oireachtas banking inquiry completes its work later this year, seven years will have elapsed since the onset of a banking crisis. This produc(...)

John Hurley: made clear to the inquiry he thought the government’s decision to separate out financial regulation more than a decade ago was a “mistake”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He’s no Floyd Mayweather but former Central Bank of Ireland governor John Hurley can bob and weave with the best of them. Several times yesterday memb(...)