Depfa Bank in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank plc has been taken over by Germany’s state-owned bad bank FMS Wertmanagement six years after it almost collapsed in the fin(...)

Some key elements of the tax structures used by tech companies based here are in the sights of the OECD. In an update on its project to combat aggress(...)

A Munich court has ruled that property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) falsified accounts and misled investors about its exposure to the financial crisis

Germany could be left with a €500 million compensation bill after a Munich court ruled that property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) falsified accounts(...)

The European Central Bank. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA In total, 127 banks across Europe are being tested. In Ireland, the costs will be met by AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, KBC Bank Ireland, ACC, Merrill Lynch International and Depfa.

Eight banks in Ireland will have to pay €17.6 million between them to meet the costs of the comprehensive assessments that have been conducted this ye(...)

The Forum building, located on  Commons Street, comprises 47,109 square feet of office accommodation over two floors above four floors of car park space.

Property investment vehicle Hibernia Reit has acquired The Forum building in Dublin’s IFSC for €37.8 million from an affiliate of Atlas Capital Group.(...)

State prosecutors confirmed yesterday they had concluded their investigation into the bank’s ex-CEO Georg Funke. Photograph: Getty

The former chief executive of German property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) is facing criminal charges of false financial reporting, six years after t(...)

The Bundestag, in Berlin. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Germans love plans. It’s their strength and their weakness. Or at least that is the stereotype, and like most stereotypes it has at least a grain (...)

A Munich court is hearing arguments into whether the near-collapse and subsequent nationalisation of HRE was triggered by liquidity problems at Dublin-based Depfa in the wake of the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP

A former board member of property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) has denied it acquired a “ticking time bomb” through its 2007 takeover of Dublin-ba(...)

Lead prosecutor Christian Wefers (right) and lawyers  await the start of the claim for damages trial against German property lender Hypo Real Estate in a courtroom in Munich. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Former investors in Hypo Real Estate (HRE) launched a test case in Munich yesterday, demanding compensation for losses sustained by the bank’s near(...)

Q You have experienced the euro crisis in the background as an adviser to Chancellor Merkel in Berlin and in the foreground as Bundesbank president in(...)