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(...)

Mark Dempsey believes in getting value for money. Five years ago, he chose armed British security guards working for a small security company in Ba(...)

Lobby correspondence: one modest building can house hundreds of financial-vehicle corporations. Photograph: UpperCut Images/Getty

So many companies are listed in the marble-tiled, plant-filled foyer that there are no brass plates or printed guides. Instead, it takes a comp(...)

The IFSC in Dublin: There’s no doubt it has been a big success since Dermot Desmond first suggested the idea. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Michael Somers, the former head of the National Treasury Management Agency and current deputy chairman of AIB, didn’t pull his punches in his i(...)