Speaking at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry  on Wednesday, Con Horan said he was “sorry the system of supervision did not prevent the collapse of the banking system”. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

The former prudential director at the Irish financial regulator expressed his “deep regret” that there wasn’t a more “intrusive” approach taken to pre(...)

Court 19 at the at the Dublin Central Criminal Court, where the Anglo trial took place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES
What the judge said

Good afternoon. Mr McAteer and Mr Whelan, after a long trial, have been found guilty by a jury of their peers of 10 counts of breaches of section 60.(...)

Witness Con Horan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Picture: Collins Courts.

Michael O’Higgins SC for former Anglo Irish Bank non-executive chairman Seán FitzPatrick rose to his feet with just 16 minutes to go before yesterd(...)

Con Horan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday where he gave evidence in the trial of three Anglo bankers

Cross-examination by the defence of Con Horan, the former prudential director of the financial regulator, began at 14.33pm yesterday. Mr Horan (...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan  said 
the Anglo tapes “seem to be saying that they Anglo executives] want to entrap the Central Bank into a situation” where it would provide funding to plug a growing hole in its balance sheet around September 2008. 
However, he added that this “has to be examined to see if that apparent impression is correct”.
Mr Honohan said t
the Central Bank “did listen” to the Anglo tapes  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government is reverting to its original plan for a parliamentary banking inquiry in the autumn but it will hold in reserve the option of a new ref(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm who is heard on a taped phone conversation discussing the escalating rate of withdrawals from the lender. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Senior executives at Anglo Irish Bank discussed the possibility that the lender would breach Central Bank rules as a run on deposits accelerated in 20(...)