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(...)

Brendan McDonagh was summoned to Government Buildings at 7.45pm on the night of the guarantee. He was the NTMA’s director of finance at the time. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), which manages Ireland’s national debt, was not consulted by the government about the September 2008 (...)

National Treasury Management Agency chief executive John Corrigan: described by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan as “one of the most dedicated public servants” in the State. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

After five years as chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency, John Corrigan presided over the launch of its annual report for the(...)

Speculation about a successor to John Corrigan is likely to include Brendan McDonagh, the chief executive of Nama. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Treasury Management Agency has begun the search for a new chief executive to succeed John Corrigan, who is stepping down in December. The(...)

 Shareholder Mary Clarke from Wicklow speaking to David Duffy (left),  AIB chief executive and David Hodgkinson, chairman, AIB, at the agm yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was probably a sign of the changed mood in Ireland these days that the battalion of pensioners marching through Ballsbridge yesterday morning wa(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Shareholder Billy McGuire speaking  at the AIB AGM. He questioned where AIB had received its licence and why it was “fraudulently” using the “sovereign seal of Éire”.

It might have been the glorious sunshine outside or a certain battle fatigue five years into the financial crisis. Or perhaps it was the fact that the(...)

Michael Somers: “There’s no point, when you’re starving, saving for an event that’s going to occur decades into the future.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The former head of the National Treasury Management Agency, Michael Somers, has welcomed the Government’s decision to transfer the remaining €6.4 bil(...)

28/05/2013        BUSINESS    FINANCE    The Chairman of NAMA Frank Daly .Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES for interview with Ciaran Hancock     see Michael McAleerChairman of NAMA Frank DalyNAMA  FRANK DALYNAMA chairman

On September 11th, 2001, Frank Daly was woken by an early morning call from his sister-in-law to see if he was alright. He was in Washington DC wit(...)

“[Michael] Somers is something of a divisive figure. For many, he is one of the most talented public servants the State ever produced; for others, he was an overpaid plutocrat with a fondness for saying ‘I told you so’.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The taxpayer could be forgiven for being a little bemused at claims that jobs are at risk because of heavy-handed regulation of the banks. (...)