Peter Fitzpatrick: said he  could not have proceeded with the deal without his chief executive’s approval

A former bank executive has denied that he was on a solo run in executing an allegedly back-to-back €1 billion deal with Anglo Irish Bank, a court has(...)

Denis Casey,  group chief executive of ILP from May, 2007 until February, 2009, told gardaí that Anglo misrepresented the deposit from his bank to achieve its  stated aim of bolstering its  deposits figure.

A former bank chief accused of conspiracy to mislead investors told gardaí that he had authorised a €7.2 billion deal with Anglo Irish Bank because he(...)

 Former chief executive of Irish Life & Permanent, Denis Casey  Pic: Collins Courts.

A former bank chief accused of conspiracy to mislead investors told gardaí­ that the Financial Regulator told him in March 2008 to support a “green je(...)

Brian Patterson, former chairman of the Financial Regulator: said they did not see the enormity of the risks being taken by the banks. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Another day, another seven hours of detailed testimony at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Liam O’Reilly, a former chief executive of the Financial Reg(...)

Brian Lenihan, who was minister for finance on the night of the bank guarantee: the notes include minutes from two meetings held on September 29th, 2008, in Government Buildings

Bank guarantee notes The Department of Finance is considering whether to give the Oireachtas banking inquiry two notes from the night of the bank guar(...)

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the banking inquiry  at Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty expects the public will be frustrated by what they see, while Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath believes there will be no “eart(...)

Willie McAteer, former director of finance at Anglo Irish Bank, leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two former Anglo Irish Bank directors will not be sent to jail after a judge said it would be unjust to impri(...)

Judge Martin Nolan: said it was “incredible” that red lights did not go off in the regulator’s office. Photograph:  Collins Courts

In 20 minutes they were free. That was how long it took Judge Martin Nolan to give the biggest white-collar trial ever held in this country an (...)

Richard Burrows Governor of Bank of Ireland (2005-2009) (...)

Patarick Neary: In the witness box,    he was implicitly criticised by defence counsel for not taking notes of several key meetings. His recollections were also tested in cross-examination.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The trial provided intriguing, eye-opening insights into the role of the financial regulator, who emerged as a key behind-the-scenes player in (...)