William McAteer (left) of Rathgar, Dublin, and Pat Whelan  of Malahide, Dublin, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning. Photograph: Collins.

Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank have each been sentenced to 240 hours community service for giving illegal loans to developers to buy shares (...)

A GAA coach has being jailed for seven years for his involvement in the distribution of almost €600,000 worth of cannabis.David Gill (38) was caught d(...)

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, has called the lack of government action on CFDs “outrageous” as it is  incentivising the market to be “totally opaque and fundamentally, as proven before, destructive”. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The government still hasn’t implemented European rules that require more disclosure for contracts for difference (CFDs), almost a year after they were(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick is pictured after being acquitted of  16 counts of providing illegal loans to the Quinn family and the Maple Ten group of investors. The State will not have to pay the legal costs arising from the case, a judge has ruled. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The State will not have to pay the legal costs of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick arising from his recent criminal trial, a judge ha(...)

Willie McAteer:  found guilty last month of allowing Anglo make illegal loans to 10 developers known as the Maple 10 in order for them to buy shares in the bank. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Willie McAteer, the former finance director of Anglo Irish Bank, settled an €8.2 million director’s loan with his former bank prior to it going into l(...)

There were four bidders in the final shake-up for developer Brian O’Farrell’s portfolio. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patron Capital Partners has acquired loans with a face value of €225 million associated with Brian O’Farrell, the north Dublin developer and auctionee(...)

Con Horan’s secondment to Europe finishes in December. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Central Bank has yet to “make a decision,” on what position Con Horan, its prudential director during the boom, will return to when he finishes a (...)

Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan described the regulator’s role in the illegal share-buying scheme devised in 2008 to unwind Seán Quinn’s (...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman described Ronan  Cunningham’s driving on the night of the collision as being “not jut dangerous” but “hideous”. Photograph:Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man who drank some eight pints before driving down the wrong lane of a dual carriageway, where he crashed and killed a man, has been jailed for thre(...)

Guilty as charged, but in mitigation of their crime Judge Martin Nolan found the two former Anglo Irish Bank directors, Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer,(...)