Lorcan McCluskey leaving after yesterdays sitting of the Anglo Irish Bank trial in the Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A director at Anglo Irish Bank said that he was left “speechless” after a representative from the financial regulator’s office suggested that t(...)

“Lorcan McCluskey told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court he did not agree with amending the facility letters to the 10 men, who had each been lent €60 million in July 2008 to buy Anglo shares, as it could have limited the bank’s return on the loans to the value of the shares rather than 25 per cent of the loan value.” Photograph: Frank Miller

A former Anglo Irish Bank associate director refused to sign letters changing the terms of the loans to the s(...)

Calum Mulligan, Amy Fode, Labour leader Ed Miliband, prospective parlimentary candidate for Birmingham and Yardley Jess Phillips, Orla Oakey and Helen Dollimore walk into The St Bride Foundation n London yesterday.

Millions of trade union members will have to agree to pay a contribution to the British Labour Party rather than being automatically signed up, under (...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband answers questions from pupils at Blatchington Mill School in Hove, near Brighton, yesterday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is refusing to back down in his fight with the party’s biggest union backer over its influence in the party. Mr Milib(...)