The court was told how a culture grew in Nama whereby staff became “desensitised” to the confidential information they were dealing with. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For the most part, former Nama employee Enda Farrell sat stony faced in the dock on Thursday as the sorry tale of his misdeeds dating from 2012 was ex(...)

Seán Quinn: “Earning €500,000 per year” in consultancy fees from the businesses he once controlled, according to a report in the ‘Sunday Business Post’. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

The Sunday Business Post reports that Seán Quinn, the Cavan industrialist who lost a fortune on Anglo Irish Bank shares, has been “earning €500,000 pe(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn at his new development in Lucan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“I’m a complete fusspot,” says Michael O’Flynn, standing in the hallway of one of the well-appointed detached houses in his latest housing scheme, Rok(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen: he and four other builders are  understood to have   raised concerns with Brussels officials about the State agency’s involvement in office developments. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The builders challenging plans of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) to construct 20,000 homes have broadened their complaint to include the(...)

The European Commission could order that Nama suspend housing plans while it investigates a complaint brought by a group of builders. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Brussels could demand that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) suspend its plans to build 20,000 houses while officials investigate claims th(...)

Oireachtas banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch (centre) with committee members on the publication of the final report at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It started with a minority report, featuring Socialist TD Joe Higgins rather than Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise. And it concluded in the audio-vi(...)

Some of the developers are warning in private that if the EU strikes out their complaint, they simply won’t build any homes in Ireland. Photograph: Bloomberg

There’s a housing crisis in Ireland. Everyone is agreed on that much. What they can’t agree on is how we frame the solution. The Government thought (...)

Five leading Irish developers allege Nama plans to build 20,000 starter homes in Dublin and other areas over five years breaches EU state-aid rules. Photograph: Getty Images

The National Asset Management Agency has dismissed claims that its €5.6 billion residential building programme announced last week breaches EU state-a(...)

The executives will advise property developers seeking non-bank debt financing, with a particular focus on international investment groups. Photograph: Getty Images

Two senior executives from AIB’s property lending division have left to join Bartra Capital, a recently-established property group set up by former Tr(...)

The complaint was filed by developers David Daly, Paddy McKillen and Michael O’Flynn, and by Dublin-based companies New Generation Homes and MKN Properties. Photograph: Getty Images

Five leading property developers have told the European Commission that the market for new houses in Ireland is likely to “descend into a state of cri(...)