Patrick Neary: the then financial regulator accepted the bank guarantee was a ‘throw of the dice’. Photograph: David Sleator

Anglo Irish Bank executives still believed after the 2008 bank guarantee that it would be Ireland’s most profitable bank – just two months before it w(...)

Former financial regulator Patrick NearyPatrick Neary arriving at the Oireachtas banking inquiry last May. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

2008 March 17th: St Paddy’s Day massacre as Anglo shares plummet 30 per cent in price. September 15th: US bank Lehman Brothers collapses. Septe(...)

Chairman Ciaran Lynch TD (centre) and members of the inquiry at the publication of the Oireachtas banking inquiry report at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Idea for guarantee hatched months earlier Contrary to the notion that the plan for a blanket guarantee of the banking system was cobbled together a(...)

The European Central Bank “explicitly threatened” the government in March 2011 it would withdraw emergency support for Ireland’s banks if losses were imposed on senior bondholders, the Oireachtas banking inquiry has found.

The European Central Bank explicitly threatened the government in March 2011 it would withdraw emergency support for Ireland’s banks if losses w(...)

Former Governor of Central Bank John Hurley has objected to the finding  of the inquiry. Photograph: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A reference to the solvency of the banks was removed from a government statement issued on the morning of the bank guarantee, the Oireachtas banking (...)

Developers Michael O’Flynn (left) and Johnny Ronan  who have  separately  expressed concerns about the final banking inquiry report and threatened legal action.

Two of the country’s largest developers have made fresh legal threats to the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Johnny Ronan and Michael O’Flynn, who are (...)

 A  statement to the Oireachtas banking inquiry  said the Central Bank misled the public about the frail state of Ireland’s financial system in the run-up to the crash.  Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Former Central Bank director general Liam Barron decided to exclude warnings about the overvaluation of property from a 2007 financial stability repor(...)

Former Central Bank governor John Hurley: I am not aware of any such request made to any other officers to the Central Bank or financial regulator.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Central Bank governor John Hurley has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry he does not recall any financial institution expressing a preferen(...)

The former governor of the Central Bank John Hurley said if dissenting views existed ahead of its financial stability reports, they were not made known to him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former governor of the Central Bank John Hurley said if dissenting views existed ahead of its financial stability reports, they were not made know(...)

The Mater Private four-bed emergency department. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

John Hurley has been appointed chief executive of the Mater Private Healthcare Group in place of Fergus Clancy who is to become executive chairman. As(...)