Michael Fingleton led INBS for 38 years before resigning in March 2009. This was one year before the first of two recapitalisations of the institution by the State, involving a bailout of €5.4 billion.

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief Michael Fingleton has been directed to appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on September 2nd. T(...)

Denis O’Brien:   He  has also initiated a lawsuit against the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and the State arising from the Dáil utterances relating to his banking affairs with IBRC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Almost seven weeks after it was first slated for broadcast, RTÉ has published its story about Denis O’Brien’s request for an extension from IBRC on l(...)

Denis O’Brien: said significant financial losses were likely if his banking affairs were to be made public. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The High Court has refused RTÉ’s application to fully discharge an injunction restraining publication of certain information relating to the banking (...)

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(...)

Catherine Murphy TD  outside Leinster House before the start of the debate on IBRC. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

How much have the terms of the commission of investigation budged since the first draft was published last Thursday? On first reading not a whole lot,(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. The Dáil is to debate the terms of the commission of investigation into the sale of Siteserv to a company controlled by Mr O’Brien over two days. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has agreed to allow two days in the Dáil next week for a debate on the terms of the commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Re(...)

Former chief executive Mike Aynsley is now in the UK, getting on with his life. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Among the various gripes the Department of Finance had with the top management of the nationalised Anglo Irish Bank/Irish Bank Resolution Corporation,(...)

IBRC minutes, which the Department of Finance said had been mislaid, were published on Wednesday and show the writedown applied to Siteserv was €119 million.

Independent TD Catherine Murphy said ‘mislaid’ minutes from the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) meeting which approved the sale of Siteserv r(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy. Ms Murphy sparked an incident earlier this week when, using Dáil privilege,  she said had received information that businessman Denis O’Brien was paying a rate of about 1.25 per cent on his massive loans from IBRC and that this rate represented a ‘subsidy’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The bruising encounter between the Oireachtas, parts of the media and billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien over the past three weeks has shifted the (...)


The Opposition is to request that the Commission of Investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) produce findings by October bec(...)