The United States’s oldest and largest private bank, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), is to rent most of the former MOP office building on Herbert St(...)

The State currently owns 99.8 per cent of AIB, 99.2 per cent of PTSB and about 15 per cent of Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Finance is looking to hire consultants to advise it on strategic options for the State’s shareholdings in AIB, Bank of Ireland and P(...)

The April decision by the ECJ to throw out Europe’s 2006 Data Retention Directive as well as the more recent ruling that Google is a data controller subject to national data protection laws in Europe which also can be forced to remove limited types of content on request, indicated the EU will prioritise personal privacy over certain business or government security arguments

In the wake of recent European Court of Justice decisions on privacy, and ongoing, divergent debates in the US and EU over net neutrality and copyrigh(...)

Willie McAteer:  found guilty last month of allowing Anglo make illegal loans to 10 developers known as the Maple 10 in order for them to buy shares in the bank. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Willie McAteer, the former finance director of Anglo Irish Bank, settled an €8.2 million director’s loan with his former bank prior to it going into l(...)

Court 19 at the at the Dublin Central Criminal Court, where the Anglo trial took place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES
What the judge said

Good afternoon. Mr McAteer and Mr Whelan, after a long trial, have been found guilty by a jury of their peers of 10 counts of breaches of section 60.(...)

Robert Heron, leaving the Anglo Irish Bank case at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In the cast list of the Anglo trial, Robert Heron played an ambiguous role, regularly evoked but never seen. Early on in the 11-week tri(...)

Robert Heron told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court he was not aware money was being lent to 10 wealthy clients – the Maple 10. Photograph: PA

A solicitor who advised Anglo Irish Bank as it planned the “Project Maple” share-buying deal in July 2008 has denied he told the bank it was le(...)

Central to the defence mounted by Seán FitzPatrick (above), Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan was that Anglo Irish Bank had taken legal advice from Matheson Ormsby Prentice to the effect that the Maple 10 transaction was legal. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the more peculiar aspects of Irish corporate culture is the fetishisation of legal advice – and the advice that emanates from the top fo(...)

Matheson headquarters on Sir John Rogersons Quay

Dublin law firm Matheson is to buy Investec’s Irish funds and debt securities listing business subject to approval from the Ir(...)

Former MOP office building on Herbert Street, Dublin 2, sold to Irish Life for €25.5m

Property developer Johnny Ronan has moved a stage further in his quest to finally exit Nama by selling two more D(...)