David McWilliams speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 26th, 2015. 4:18

The Irish property crash and resulting banking crisis were both predictable and preventable, economist David McWilliams told the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Were Anglo Irish Bank to be audited today the results would be largely the same as they were in 2007 and 2008, Professor Éamonn Walsh told the banking inquiry. Photograh: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The glacial pace at which the accountancy profession has responded to its failings was highlighted by UCD accounting Professor Éamonn Walsh at the ban(...)

The Central Bank should have blocked “ramping up of net foreign borrowings by Irish banks and an over-concentration of lending to developers”, says professor of finance. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It was a game of two halves at the banking inquiry yesterday. The first involved engaging testimony from Prof Gregory Connor, professor of finance (...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)

Bishop Éamonn Walsh: he suggested that the money saved might be donated to a hospices that  help people with addiction issues. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

People might give up alcohol for Lent, or cut down on their intake, Dublin’s Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Éamonn Walsh has suggested.“It makes good heal(...)

President Michael D Higgins participates in the commemoration ceremony. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and members of the Cabinet were among those present this morning for the annual Arbour Hill Easter R(...)

Cllr William Lavelle said the point of his motion was to examine the possibility of augmentation and that no matter how hard the council staff work on the problem of litter they could not meet the challenge. Photograph: Alan Betson

The manager of South Dublin County Council has said the debate around outsourcing key services is one that will repeatedly rai(...)

An altar of French limestone was discovered after the fire at St Catherine’s Church on Meath Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

On a bitterly cold afternoon just two days into the new year of 2012, firemen prised back the doors of St Catherine’s Church on Meath Street, Dubli(...)

I n his final Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI invited reflection on “the love God has for us ” (1(...)