Alan Dukes, former chairman Anglo and IBRC, arriving at the Oireachtas banking inquiry at Leinster House, Dublin on Thursday. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Department of Finance kept Anglo Irish Bank in the dark about key events happening with the institution, its former chief executive has claimed. M(...)

Fintan Drury giving evidence at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

Former non-executive director Fintan Drury has denied any banking issues were discussed at an Anglo Irish Bank board dinner. Speaking at the Oireacht(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank non-executive director Fintan Drury who is  to give evidence to the banking inquiry.

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has decided to suspend the publication of the witness statement of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm (...)

Fintan Drury will tell the committee Anglo’s board acted appropriately when it learned of the large stake Seán Quinn had built in the institution up to 2008. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The board of Anglo Irish Bank told the financial regulator about Seán Quinn’s large shareholding in the institution as soon as it became aware of it, (...)

In the correspondence, David Drumm had apologised to the people affected by the crash and to staff who worked with the bank. Photograph: Josh Reynolds for The Irish Times

The banking inquiry has agreed to accept the written statement of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. At a private session las(...)

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(...)