Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: agency  will review  current €1 billion lifetime-profit target at end of  year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Asset Management Agency saw its first-half earnings quadruple as it began to free up money set aside to cover bad loans. Nama’s profit w(...)

Mick Wallace said he spoke to two gardaí: “They were pretty sharp individuals, so hopefully they have the wherewithal to sort it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

and The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation will carry out inquiries to test the veracity of allegations of corruption and bribery at the National (...)

Mick Wallace said he spoke to two gardaí: “They were pretty sharp individuals, so hopefully they have the wherewithal to sort it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

and The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation will carry out inquiries to test the veracity of allegations of corruption and bribery at the National (...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace  said he had no problem taking his allegations to gardaí. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 4:09

Independent TD Mick Wallace has called for an independent investigation into the operation of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) and said he (...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly and CEO Brendan McDonagh arriving at the Public Accounts Committee in Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US investment firm Pimco approached the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) about buying its Northern Irish loans two months before Frank Cushnah(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly (left) and chief executive Brendan McDonagh  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of potential buyers were eyeing Nama’s Northern Irish property loans in mid-2013, but US fund manager Pimco made the strongest play for the a(...)

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(...)

Derek Quinlan speaking at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

Irish financier Derek Quinlan did not believe there would be a property crash in Ireland until Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008. Speaking a(...)

Cathy Herbert speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry

A special adviser to former minister for finance Brian Lenihan denied he was overruled by Brian Cowen on the night the blanket bank guarantee. Cathy H(...)

Thomas Howard, Listowel, Co Kerry appearing at a special sitting of Ennis District Court on Saturday morning in relation to the false imprisonment of three people at Sixmilebridge on Thursday

A farm labourer told a Garda “I’m guilty” when charged with three counts of false imprisonment in the grounds of a country house at Sixmilebridge last(...)