Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief exective Brendan McDonagh  arriving at the Public Accounts Committee in Leinster House, Dublin, in early July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There’s an old joke about the driver who gets lost in Kerry and pulls over to ask for directions. “If I were you, I wouldn’t start from here,” replies(...)

Derek Quinlan, for chairman of Quinlan Private outside Claridges in London in 2006. Photographer Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, was appearing before the banking inquiry on Thursday. Mr Quinlan,(...)

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(...)

George’s Dock 2 in Dublin’s IFSC: the building comes with 40 car parking spaces as well as a third-generation fit-out including raised access floors, suspended ceiling and recessed lighting

Irish Life will have the option to upgrade George’s Dock 2 (GD2), a high-profile office building at the entrance to Dublin’s International Financial S(...)

D2 co-founder Deirdre Foley. Financier won praise from Derek Quinlan at Quinlan Private.

From a farming family in Co Sligo, Deirdre Foley (43) began her career with KPMG in 1992, where she trained as an accountant. After KPMG, she spent a(...)

Audley House, Mayfair: the 775 sq m (8,346sq ft) townhouse is spread over six floors and includes a 140sq m (1,500sq ft) master bedroom suite

Company documents filed in recent weeks reveal that Irish billionaire Paul Coulson has changed his address from Paris to London. And in doing so has t(...)

The four-storey home was designed in keeping with its stately detached Victorian neighbours

The former Dublin 4 home of bankrupt developer Sean Dunne and his millionaire wife Gayle Killilea has been placed on the market for €7million.Ouragh i(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Riverside 1 on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay: both Irish Life and IPUT are believed to be interested in acquiring the office building in Dublin’s docklands area

The intense competition between investment funds for the best of the remaining property assets is set to reach a new height with the sale of a majorit(...)