The Central Bank levy represents a 29 per cent rise in the industry’s contribution to the Central Bank’s running costs, which will increase to €66 million from €51.1 million in 2014.

Banks, insurance companies and investment funds in Ireland will have to pay an extra €15 million this year to help cover the running costs of their re(...)

The former Clerys department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street: the sense of shock among those affected is still palpable. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Now looking for new opportunities.” This is what it says on the LinkedIn page of Gerhard Scully, former sales manager at Clerys department store. Suc(...)

Marco Buti of the European Commission after giving evidence at the banking inquiry in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The State’s bank guarantee from September 2008 was “too generous” and “magnified the fiscal impact of the banking crisis”, said the European Commissio(...)

Mr Alan Ahearne is addressing the Banking inquiry in Dublin today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The EU-IMF Troika veteod a proposal to impose haircuts on about €4 billion worth of senior unguaranteed bondholders in late 2010, a special adviser to(...)

The Banking inquiry has accepted the direction of the DPP and agreed not to publish the written statement of former Anglo  chief David Drumm

The Banking inquiry has accepted the direction of the DPP and agreed not to publish the written statement of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive D(...)

Fergus Murphy, former chief executive of Irish building society EBS

The former head of EBS building society Fergus Murphy has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry there was a “very reasonable chance” the institution cou(...)

 Billy Kane: says the funding  will  be used to “fuel growth in SME lending” and “build out” its agri-leasing activities.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish financial services group Finance Ireland is seeking to raise €230 million in debt and equity funding to spur its future growth. The privately o(...)

The share sale will dilute Denis O’Brien’s holding in Digicel, but the flotation document indicates that he will keep control of the business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien is to float his mobile phone business Digicel on the New York Stock Exchange in three to four months time, raising hundreds (...)

Central Bank of Ireland chief Patrick Honohan said by September 2008, more than 90 per cent of the costs of the boom and bust had “become unavoidable”. File photograph: Getty Images

We should be used to them by now, but the figures relating to the Irish banking and economic crash still have the power to shock. At the Oireachtas Ba(...)

Philip Smith  claimed he was made the ‘fall guy’ by RSA when certain issues emerged at the Irish business in October 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA plans to appeal the €1.25 million award by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) to its former chief executive(...)