Lanyon Plaza, one of the larger assets in the portfolio

The very first meeting between a Northern Ireland Minister and his Irish counterpart in Dublin to discuss the banking crisis set the scene for how the(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen at Leinster House for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Interesting remarks by Charlie McCreevy and Brian Cowen this week at the Oireachtas banking inquiry about that infamous Fianna Fáil tent at the Galway(...)

Former taoiseach and minister for finance Brian Cowen appearing at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) was instructed by Brian Cowen to deposit money with Irish banks in late 2007 and early 2008, it emerged(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving for the banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has said he did not consider a 15 per cent decline in the share price of Anglo Irish Bank on St Patrick’s Day 2008 to be (...)

It is understood  former taoiseach Brian  Cowen, who is to appear before the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, will say he held a private meeting with  then minister for finance Brian Lenihan on the night of September 29th, 2008. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is to confirm he overruled Brian Lenihan on the night of the bank guarantee in 2008. It is understood that Mr Cowen, who(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the EU Council headquarters after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26th. Photograph:  Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

Here is a tale of two economies: Ireland and Greece. One can raise money at interest not far above 1.5 per cent from borrowers; the other remains lock(...)

Customers queue outside a branch of Northern Rock in Kingston upon Thames, UK, during a bank run in 2007 sparked during a credit crisis at the time. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan took to the airwaves on November 18th, 2010, to inform the public that Ireland would enter discussion(...)

 Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, arriving at the Banking Inquiry at Leinster House, Dublin, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A senior European official warned that Ireland could be a Lehman Brothers moment for Europe, the banking inquiry was told on Thursday. It was a refere(...)

Banking Inquiry: Former secretary general, Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff recounted a hilarious Sir Humphrey-type conversation at the time with a colleague from another country. Photograph: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It turns out that Ireland’s double Eurovision winner Johnny Logan isn’t just popular in Turkey. Kevin Cardiff said yesterday that Logan was also a hit(...)

 Ciarán Cannon and fellow TDs Paul Connaughton,  Colm Keaveney and Micheal Kitt found themselves lost for words on Vincent Browne’s People’s Debate when asked wether they would support a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Eric Luke

There they were on their stools, resting their elbows on the tables and speaking fearlessly to the people, for the people. The air crackled with coura(...)