Richard Burrows, who was Bank of Ireland chairman in 2008, outlined in  detail yesterday the events of September 29th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The night of September 29th, 2008, will be forever be etched in the history of the Republic, with the then government issuing a systemic guarantee th(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Former AIB chairman Dermot Gleeson testifying at the banking inquiry

After four months of an unnecessarily elongated context phase, the Oireachtas banking inquiry finally got down to business this week with the appearan(...)

Former managing director of AIB , Donal Forde, at Leinster House for the hearing of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Two of the most senior players in AIB at the time of the financial crash in 2008 went before the Oireachtas banking inquiry in the second day of the n(...)

Frank Daly, despite the best efforts of Joe Higgins to have him agree that the banks were “reckless” in the run-up the collapse, said they “displayed an attitude to lending which wasn’t rigorous”.

Remember the famous iodine tablets sent to every household for use in a nuclear emergency?The Government may have to do something similar again. Becau(...)

Brendan McDonagh was summoned to Government Buildings at 7.45pm on the night of the guarantee. He was the NTMA’s director of finance at the time. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), which manages Ireland’s national debt, was not consulted by the government about the September 2008 (...)

Nama chief and former senior official of the National Treasury Management Agency, Brendan McDonagh: “Nobody came into us or contacted us. People were coming in and out of rooms. At 1am, we were told the government had decided to guarantee the banks.”

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard that there was no “substantive discussion” between the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and the the(...)

Frank Daly, chairman of Nama (left) and chief executive officer Brendan McDonagh appearing at the first hearing of the Nexus Phase of the banking inquiry 3:18

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) may realise a surplus up to €1 billion by the time it comple(...)

In January, Nama said it had collected €23.7 billion in disposal receipts, so chief executive Brendan McDonagh’s latest presentation suggests that some €1.3 billion in cash was generated by Nama in the first three months of this year. File photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is on target to complete its asset sales by 2018 and has generated more than €1 billion in cash receipts s(...)

Brendan McDonagh, left, and Frank Daly of Nama: before the Oireachtas banking inquiry committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending an Oireachtas committee meeting will know that there’s a certain amount of security checking to go t(...)