Stormont’s finance committee chairman Daithí McKay is interviewed about the sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland portfolio. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Members of a Stormont scrutiny committee examining allegations of financial corruption in relation to a Nama deal have expressed frustration with the (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has been criticised by the opposition for pulling out of a debate on Irish Water at the MacGill summer school.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has been criticised by the opposition for pulling out of a debate on Irish Water at the MacGill summer scho(...)

  The Mark and the Void: “By the end of reading William D Cohan’s House of Cards you feel like you’ve been trapped in a lift with six Monty Burnses,” says Paul Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Most people loved Paul Murray’s novel Skippy Dies. The energy of its cast of impulsive adolescents, the exuberant detail of its school setting, the fi(...)

Frank Cushnahan: moved from one key private sector appointment to another across a wide spectrum of industries

“Chamelon Cushnahan” as one prominent Belfast businessman described him this week, sums up one of the figures at the heart of revelations around the(...)

Sammy Wilson, who met with minister for finance Brian Lenihan in October 2009 to discuss Nama’s Northern portfolio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

2009: Nama created to deal with toxic bank loans. It is greeted by more than a degree of wariness in the North amongst business and political leade(...)

Cathy Herbert, former special adviser to Brian Lenihan, arrives at the banking inquiry at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Brian Cowen did not overrule Brian Lenihan on the night the blanket bank guarantee was introduced, the Oireachtas banking inquiry heard on Thursday. C(...)

Speaking at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday, Michael Somers, who retired as NTMA chief in late 2009, said he was in the US   on the night of the bank guarantee decision and  found out about it via a text message.

The then chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency only found out about the State’s decision to issue a blanket bank guarantee on the(...)

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(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving to the Banking Inquiry at Leinster House. Photograph: Collins

Brian Cowen: the Evidence – Part II. This dealt with his time as Taoiseach from May 2008 to March 2011. There were three key themes: the night of the (...)