Pat Farrell,  chief executive of the IBF from mid-2004 to June 2013, said there was  a recognition that the business models of the Irish activities of international banks operating here were “either flawed or could not be maintained as they sought to preserve capital and liquidity, and reduce costs”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former head of the Irish Banking Federation Pat Farrell lobbied the then government to have German bank Depfa included in the State’s blanket bank gua(...)

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will hear from the former CEO of the National Treasury Management Agency John Corrigan on Wednesday morning along with Pat Farrell, former CEO of the Irish Banking Fedearation.

The Libyan investment authority considered investing €1.5 billion in Bank of Ireland in late 2010, according to the former head of the National Treasu(...)

A file photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank executive Tom Browne (right) with the bank’s former chief executive David Drumm. The Oireachtas banking inquiry is to report Mr  Browne to An Garda Síochána for failing to provide a witness statement.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas banking inquiry is to report former Anglo Irish Bank executive Tom Browne to An Garda Síochána for failing to provide a witness stateme(...)

Sam Neill in  Jurassic Park:  did his bit last week to boost the profile of a small Irish wine business

Sam Neill, the Tyrone-born, New Zealand-raised actor of Jurassic Park fame, did his bit last week to boost the profile of a small Irish wine business.(...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that a request for help from Depfa Bank was turned down during the height of the financial crisis.

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday that Irish authorities were approached for aid from a large Germ(...)

Dancing Queen, Billie Barry photographed at her home in Marino, Dublin. Hundreds packed into the Church of St Vincent de Paul today for Ms Barry’s funeral who died on Tuesday. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Billie Barry spent her life teaching people how to entertain so it was fitting that her funeral was a perfectly-choreographed celebration of music, so(...)

Richie Boucher, Chief Executive Bank of Ireland, arriving at Leinster House, for a meeting with the Oireachtas finance committee. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Another year, another step closer to normalised lending. Or so we hope. The past year has reminded us we cannot take anything for granted in the fi(...)

Pat Farrell, who has been appointed BoI head of Communications. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Banking Federation chief executive Pat Farrell has decided to leave the industry representative body to join Bank of Ireland as its new h(...)