Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  removed a citizenship clause so individuals couldn’t avoid the tax by renouncing their citizenship. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hundreds of high earners who tried to use tax breaks and shelters to maximise their income ended up paying over €60 million tax under measures introdu(...)

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society Michael Fingleton is due to appear before the banking inquiry next Wednesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton will insist the building society was solvent on the night of the bank guarantee, despite the(...)

David Dilger: one of six  former Bank of Ireland officials who were asked to provide written statements to the banking inquiry. Photograph:  Gary O’Neill

Less onerous solutions than the bank guarantee should have been considered by the government on the night of September 29th, 2008, a former Bank of I(...)

RUC chief constable Sir John Hermon: said  ‘little or no’ intelligence  provided by Garda. Photograph: Pacemaker

The RUC was dissatisfied at the level of co-operation from the Garda Síochána during Charles Haughey’s minority administration, previously confidentia(...)

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will spend this month trawling through some of the contradictory evidence provided by witnesses questioned during its e(...)

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(...)