Brendan McDonagh, former finance director of the National Treasury Management Agency and now chief executive of the National Asset Management Agency, giving evidence at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 9th. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency was “always sceptical” of the business models of Irish Nationwide and Anglo Irish Bank, particularly their hea(...)

A rally in support of Dunnes Stores workers earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trade unions want greater protection for workers. Employers want greater flexibility. But is there a middle ground which can provide both freedom and (...)

Does Brian Cowen merit him being grilled for up to 20 hours when the executives who actually led the banks and almost bankrupted the State have only been required to spend about four hours each in the witness box?

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry resumes today with Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher appearing in the morning followed after lunch by Corm(...)

Former Bank of Ireland chief executive Brian Goggin during today’s sitting of  the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis.

The former chief executive of Bank of Ireland Brian Goggin has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that the day of the bank guarantee in September 200(...)

The index  shows that the share of respondents who said they would use any surplus funds to pay off debts remained steady at 40 per cent in March

Irish consumers are putting more money away for a rainy day with many believing that now is a good time to save, a new survey shows.According to the l(...)

Michael Fingleton: special liquidators Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG are continuing with their action against Mr Fingleton arising from the circumstances that caused Irish Nationwide’s collapse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The legal action against former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton is due back in court in two weeks’ time and the case could go to a (...)

Dude, where’s my hit?: journalist Jon Snow and doctor Christian Jessen on Drugs Live: Cannabis Dude, where’s my hit?: journalist Jon Snow and doctor Christian Jessen on Drugs Live: Cannabis

I’ve often murmured, “Are you on drugs?” as I’ve watched Jennie Bond gush about a royal hat, and I’ve often thought you’d have to be on drugs as Dr(...)

Nationwide’s figures showed that house prices dropped by 0.1 per cent in February

British house prices fell in February for the first time in five months, taking the annual rate of increase to its lowest since September 2013, figure(...)

Barry Cowen: “When people are told they will pay €60 for water they should know that €42 of the bill will be for the water meter. That represents 70 per cent of the bill for a single adult and some 26 per cent of the bill for a family of two or more.” Photograph: Eric Luke

More than two-thirds of the water charges bill for a single adult will be for the water meter, Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen has claim(...)

The number of people putting money aside for a rainy day fell to its lowest level in 10 months in October, driven by negative consumer sentiment towards water charges. Photo: Bloomberg

The number of people putting money aside for a rainy day fell to its lowest level in 10 months in October, driven by negative consumer sentiment towar(...)