Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that a request for help from Depfa Bank was turned down during the height of the financial crisis.

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday that Irish authorities were approached for aid from a large Germ(...)

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(...)

Former Depfa chief executive Gerhard Bruckermann  sold the bank to HRE for €5.2 billion. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Employees of Dublin’s Depfa bank will hear what lies ahead for them today when Berlin moves ownership of the bank from one state-owned institution (...)

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.(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “The records are in place and have not been tampered with in any way.’’  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of a “partisan slur’’ in claiming the previous Fianna Fáil-led government destroyed do(...)

Hypo Real Estate Bank  chief executive officer Georg Funke, left, shakes hands with Depfa chief executive officer Gerhard Bruckermann at a press conference in Munich, Germany on July 23, 2007. Hypo Real Estate had agreed to buy Depfa Bank for €5.7 billion. It is now looking to sell the Dublin based bank for about €350 million. Photograph: Thorsten Jochim/Bloomberg

Hypo Real Estate Holding, the German lender that received a government bailout, drew offers of as much as €350 million for Dublin-based Depfa Bank. A (...)

 Bundesbank vice president Sabine Ms Lautenschläger has been a critical voice  of the banking union project. Photograph: Reuters

Germany is likely to propose Bundesbank vice-president Sabine Lautenschläger to follow Jörg Asmussen as executive board member of the European Central(...)

The report into the final year of Hypo Real Estate suggests the bank could have avoided disaster  had it reacted in time to deteriorating market conditions. Photograph: AP Photo/Michael Probst

The board of Germany’s Hypo Real Estate breached German stock market and banking law with its “inadequate liquidity management”, according to a draft (...)

“HRE would have gone down on its own, because of its own business,” says  a former Deutsche Bank executive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa bank was the “final nail in the coffin” of Germany’s Hypo Real Estate (HRE) but not the sole trigger of the group’s 2008 state bail(...)

Depfa, based in the IFSC, plays no active role in the HRE group under the terms of a 2008 rescue plan that resulted in the property group’s nationalisation in 2009. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank is to be sold off by its Munich-based parent, Hypo Real Estate, five years after both were rescued from collapse b(...)