File photo of former INBS executives Michael Fingleton, Terence Cooney and David Brophy. Photograph: Eric Luke

MARY CAROLAN An application may be made to join accountancy firm KPMG as a defendant to a legal action arising from some €6 billion in losses at Iri(...)

Lucinda Creighton: As she sees it, the job of European commissioner should not be “a matter of patronage or rewarding those leaving the Oireachtas or Cabinet”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lucinda is annoying Enda again. Not that the Independent TD for Dublin South East is bothered. She vowed in the Dáil on Thursday to keep up the pre(...)

Former INBS director says the Central Bank and other State entities have joined together against him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has alleged the Central Bank and other State entities have joined together in exposing h(...)

The Central Bank has asked the High Court to strike out legal claims against it which could make it liable for hundreds of million of euro in losses. (...)

The orchestra under David Brophy sprawls through the stalls. The cast roam through stalls, circles, boxes and pit as well as stage

The Rise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyOlympia Theatre, Dublin***Mahagonny, the city of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s imagination, is a city in t(...)

‘We wouldn’t normally have just 12 hours to build something of this size.’ The construction of Mahagonny in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, had to be undertaken at double speed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 2:27

In Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s satirical opera, first performed in 1930, the city of Mahagonny appears instantaneously, as if by black magic. “(...)

KPMG, the special liquidator of Irish Nationwide Building Society, has appointed Eugene F Collins solicitors to carry out an “independent review” of legal advice that it should sue the society’s former directors but not its former auditor – KPMG.

KPMG, the special liquidator of Irish Nationwide Building Society, has appointed Eugene F Collins solicitors to carry out an “(...)

‘Engaging and sometimes crusty’: Harrison Birtwistle, who gave a public interview at the New Music Dublin festival. Photograph: Getty

In the world of classical music, contemporary music has a bad name. The undesirable reputation attaches itself to new music, too, just as it did in(...)

John Wilson: ‘takes the players of the RTÉCO to a new level of responsiveness. They sound like a better band when he is in charge’

There is nothing like competition to keep people on their toes. Or so we’re told. But when it comes to the larger end of the orchestral reperto(...)

Denis McDonald SC sought the order after the Minister for Finance  failed to respond to the January 31st letter from Mr Cooney’s lawyers alleging the special liquidators had “a glaring conflict of interest” in relation to the litigation.

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society has told the Minister for Finance it is “preposterous” that the two special liquidators (...)