Brian Patterson, former chairman of the Financial Regulator: said they did not see the enormity of the risks being taken by the banks. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Another day, another seven hours of detailed testimony at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Liam O’Reilly, a former chief executive of the Financial Reg(...)

Liam O’Reilly, former CEO, Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority 2:39

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provided “false comfort” by issuing positive reports about the Irish economy, the banking inquiry heard on Thurs(...)

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 (...)

Kevin Barry: former economist with NCB Stockbrokers and the Central Bank

The death has taken place of the bookseller and former economist with NCB Stockbrokers and the Central Bank, Kevin Barry. Barry was one of a number of(...)

In the midst of the Celtic Tiger boom in the following four years, Newbridge Credit Union’s assets expanded rapidly. Its loan book peaked at about €150 million in 2009. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Issues at Newbridge Credit Union (NCU) came to a head in an emergency, late-night sitting of the High Court on Sunday night. However, the problems beg(...)