Since the crash, banks have been hesitant to lend to builders even as borrowing costs for banks plunge. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Alan Merriman used to chase Irish real-estate developers around Dublin, competing with other bankers to lend them money before the market’s crash dev(...)

Property developer Sean Mulryan arriving at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a long day at the banking inquiry on Wednesday for the developers Sean Mulryan and Michael O’Flynn, the first property developers to address th(...)

David Begg, former General Secretary of ICTU & non-executive director of the central bank and CBFSAI.

Former Ictu general secretary David Begg has described the bailout Troika as an “uncaring technocracy of neoliberal zealots devoid of empathy”, althou(...)

Derek Quinlan, for chairman of Quinlan Private outside Claridges in London in 2006. Photographer Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, was appearing before the banking inquiry on Thursday. Mr Quinlan,(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Builder Michael O’Flynn will keep 500 acres of development sites in Ireland and Britain under the agreement. Photograph: Collins

Builder Michael O’Flynn will keep 500 acres of development sites in Ireland and Britain and his group’s commercial project in central Edinburgh in Sco(...)

 Property developer Michael O’Flynn

Builder Michael O’Flynn will keep development properties in Ireland and Britain under the terms of a deal struck with US fund, Blackstone, that ends a(...)

About a dozen anti-austerity campaigners held a peaceful protest outside the Imperial Hotel on Friday morning where Dara Murphy, a TD for Cork North Central, was hosting the fundraising breakfast which was addressed by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

Anti-austerity protestors have strongly criticised Minister of State Dara Murphy of Fine Gael for hosting an €85 euro fundraising breakfast in Cork th(...)

Michael O’Flynn’s O’Flynn Group said on Friday that it has reached a “consensual resolution” with Blackstone’s Carbon Finance unit. (Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision)

O’Flynn Construction Group has reached agreement for a “consensual resolution” to its battle with Blackstone ’s Carbon Finance unit, and has extended (...)

Downfall of O’Reilly Sir Anthony O’Reilly was forced to sell of his assets to meet his debts, largely accrued in the fight with Denis O’Brien fo(...)