Former taoiseach Brian Cowen. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An ordinary afternoon of golf, it seemed. Picture the scene: the guys in their neatly pressed casual slacks and Pringle sweaters, sauntering around t(...)

 Brian Cowen arriving at the Oireachtas bank inquiry in Leinster House   on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

Brian Cowen has insisted he was not aware of emails sent to his office about several possibilities for the future of Anglo Irish Bank on the night he(...)

Brian Cowen giving evidence before the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Wednesday, July 8th  Brian Cowen giving evidence before the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Wednesday, July 8th

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has said there was no intention to mislead the Irish public about the Government’s talks with the EU and IMF on a bailout(...)

“If Cowen had been alive to the threat of the financial crisis that was brewing from mid 2007, his government would have had more options in September 2008 when formulating a response.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne 6:13

Brian Cowen’s appearance at the Oireachtas banking inquiry last week had many politicians and media in Leinster House purring about his intellect and (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen said the dinner with Anglo Irish Bank employees was a social occasion and the bank’s difficulties were not discussed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Finance discussed methods of addressing financial difficulties at Anglo Irish Bank on the same day in 2008 that then minister for fi(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving at Leinster House for his appearance at the Banking Inquiry, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Following Charlie McCreevy is developing into a theme for Brian Cowen. Having taken over from McCreevy in 2004 as finance minister, Biffo on Thursday (...)

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 speaks to the media as he arrives for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Anglo Irish Bank was going down the tubes. Alarm bells were going off everywhere. But it wasn’t Brian Cowen’s job to keep a watchful eye on wha(...)

JJ Hanrahan will play his rugby next season with English Premiership champions Northampton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’s something that sticks in the craw about JJ Hanrahan leaving Munster for Northampton and the English Premiership. It’s not just that he’s a tru(...)

Brian Lenihan: correspondence with former Anglo Irish Bank chairman relates to late January 2009 and early February 2009. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former minister for finance Brian Lenihan and then chairman of Anglo Iri(...)