Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan has admitted that nobody in government raised concerns about the supervision of banks before September 2008. Ms Coughla(...)

Matt Moran, former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank, arrives for a hearing of the Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis at Leinster House, Dublin, September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been called on to clarify comments he made before the Banking Inquiry which were directly contradicted on Wednesday. Mr Kenny(...)

Matt Moran, former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank, arrives at banking inquiry at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Evidence given by the Taoiseach to the banking inquiry has been contradictedby a former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank. Matt Moran told (...)

Matt Moran, former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Former chief financial officer (CFO) at Anglo Irish Bank Matt Moran is expected to claim today that the crisis in the institution was compounded by bu(...)

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society  arriving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four more days. That’s all that’s left of the Oireachtas banking inquiry in terms of public hearings. Some nine months after the committee began takin(...)

Pat Rabbitte: Landed several blows that winded the windy Senator Marc Mac Sharry. Photograph: The Irish Times

A strange turn of events. Senator Marc Mac Sharry insisting he knows nothing. Everyone else convinced that he does. An unexpected departure from th(...)

 Enda Kenny at the Oireachtas banking inquiry: his party had ‘very different economic model’ from Fianna Fáil’s

Fine Gael was not as close to property developers as Fianna Fáil, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Mr Kenny was being (...)

File photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm and Sean Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm, Sean Fitzpatrick, Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan have been directed to appear before the Oireachtas Ban(...)

‘Speaking in Malawi recently, President Michael D Higgins said that the legacy of Irish missionaries “continues today through the inspirational work of their successors here in Malawi and across the globe”.’ Above, President Higgins and   his wife Sabina arriving at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on the first day of his   official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

This year marks the end of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were visionary, with clear targets to improve lives threatened by dise(...)

Brisbane riverfront: vigorous local government and foreign investments have transformed Australia’s third-biggest metropolis with inspired architecture, sleek design and hip new hotels

The choice of Brisbane for November’s G20 summit shows just how far the Queensland capital has come from sleepy town to pulsing Asia-Pacific hub.Up to(...)