Denis Casey,  group chief executive of ILP from May, 2007 until February, 2009, told gardaí that Anglo misrepresented the deposit from his bank to achieve its  stated aim of bolstering its  deposits figure.

A former bank chief accused of conspiracy to mislead investors told gardaí that he had authorised a €7.2 billion deal with Anglo Irish Bank because he(...)

 Brian Cowen former taoiseach at the Dail for the banking inquiry .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Government ministers were assured by the Central Bank and the financial regulator that all six lenders covered by bank guarantee were solvent on Septe(...)

Among the report’s key findings are: – The almost universal adoption of the ‘soft landing’ theory, without any substantial test or challenge, must be(...)

Michael Fingleton, the former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society, arrives at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

I was going to start this column by saying that the week ahead would be dominated by the report of the banking inquiry. But it probably won’t be. Afte(...)

Ajai Chopra, former Deputy Director, IMF leaves the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry in Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Watching the banking inquiry has been both frustrating and fascinating. Your view of the hearings will depend on what you expected. If you were lookin(...)

Outgoing Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan.

The Central Bank found the terms of the trioka programme “unsatisfactory”, the Governor Patrick Honohan has said. Prof Honohan told the banking inquir(...)

The Department of Finance’s chief economist John McCarthy has told the banking inquiry he could have counted the number of economists working in the Department’s economic division when the crisis hit on one hand. Image: Oireachtas screen grab.

The 2005 announcement of a review of tax incentives in the property market came after “the horse had bolted”, the Department of Finance’s chief econom(...)

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General at the Central Bank, said in the two weeks running up to mid-September 2008 corporate deposits were being withdrawn.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(...)

Prof Patrick Honohan speaking before the Oireachatas Banking Inquiry, January 15th, 2015

Introductory statement by Governor Patrick Honohan at Oireachtas Banking Inquiry The Report that I submitted to the Minister for Finance in May 2010 e(...)

The Central Bank has asked the High Court to strike out legal claims against it which could make it liable for hundreds of million of euro in losses. (...)