Richard Burrows, who was Bank of Ireland chairman in 2008, outlined in  detail yesterday the events of September 29th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The night of September 29th, 2008, will be forever be etched in the history of the Republic, with the then government issuing a systemic guarantee th(...)

Nama chief and former senior official of the National Treasury Management Agency, Brendan McDonagh: “Nobody came into us or contacted us. People were coming in and out of rooms. At 1am, we were told the government had decided to guarantee the banks.”

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard that there was no “substantive discussion” between the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and the the(...)

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee as part of the next phase of its hearings.Mr (...)

Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that a request for help from Depfa Bank was turned down during the height of the financial crisis.

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday that Irish authorities were approached for aid from a large Germ(...)

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Being fired or being let go are very rare occurrences in Irish public service: what usually happens is that alternative posts are found and all the te(...)

Senior figures in the Labour Party are making a determined push to put Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s name forward as Ireland’s next European commissioner – but FG sources believe the post will be filled from their party. Photograph: Frank Miller

Senior figures in the Labour Party are making a determined push to put Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s name forward as Ireland’s next European commissioner.W(...)

Over the past week the Labour Party has decided to recycle an old slogan and give it a new lease of life. Remember “Gilmore for Taoiseach”. Well the m(...)

Brian Cowen: On March 17th, 2008, the day of the St Patrick’s Day 
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án FitzPatrick called him on his mobile in Malaysia. Photograph: Niall Carson/Bloomberg News

The Anglo trial answered many questions about the State’s handling of the Seán Quinn/ Anglo Irish Bank debacle, but not all of them. It reveal(...)

David Drumm, former Anglo chief executive and Sean Fitzpatrick,  former chairman.

Part 1: September–December 2007 September 11th, 2007: Ardboyne HotelEarly aut(...)

Kevin Cardiff at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday: said he would generally not like any individual having a large stake in a bank, “particularly not this individual, because he was a large borrower from the bank”. Photograph: Collins/Courts.

A former secretary general of the Department of Finance has said he was told shortly (...)