Kilkenny’s TJ Reid is favourite for the Hurler of the Year award after an exceptional season with club and county. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny and Galway share the biggest presence on the short list for the GAA GPA All Stars, sponsored by Opel. Both All-Ireland finalists have (...)

Michael Fingleton: Accepted that the bonuses paid by the building society were “excessive”. Photograph: Collins 5:01

A bit like French cabaret singer Edith Piaf, Michael Fingleton has no regrets. Why would he when he has a €30 million pension pot to draw from? “Fing(...)

Former Irish Nationwide  chairman Michael Walsh who told the Banking Inquiry of his  regret at how many families had suffered from the ‘era of austerity’. He accepted many mistakes were made by Irish Nationwide, and other Irish financial institutions.

The former chairman of Irish Nationwide Building Society has expressed his regret about the events that led to the banking crisis in Ireland but said (...)

Michael Walsh joined the board of the Irish Nationwide Building Society in 2001 and served as its chairman.

Michael Walsh, a former professor of banking at UCD and a long time associate of the businessman Dermot Desmond, joined the board of the Irish Nationw(...)

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(...)

Former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey will not  now appear at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday. File photograph: Collins Courts

Former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey will not now have to appear at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday following an i(...)

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society Michael Fingleton is due to appear before the banking inquiry next Wednesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton will insist the building society was solvent on the night of the bank guarantee, despite the(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates during the  All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19 Don’t look now. The Déise are coming with increasingly convincing arguments that this may be the group to bridge the chasm (...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe. Dublin will target Waterford in the physical stakes. Rushe, Chris Crummy, Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe and Mark Schutte are all big, powerful men. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford were having a superb year, arriving into a Munster final on a high, until all of a sudden they were beaten twice in three days. They (...)

Michael Walsh: Dublin need to limit the ball going through him and Waterford’s other senior man Kevin Moran. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This is the litmus test for Waterford. A defeat here would not cancel out the worth of their unexpected league triumph or the advances they made in(...)