Taoiseach Enda Kenny told Greece that “in Ireland’s case we did not increase income tax; we did not increase VAT; we did not increase PRSI”. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

In a normal democracy, urgent questions are asked when the prime minister says things that are wildly untrue. Was he lying or deluded? Which of these (...)

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee in Iraklio in Crete. Photograph: Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters

Diplomatic efforts to persuade Greece to engage with European lenders have intensified ahead of the expected expiration of the Greek bailout on Tuesda(...)

Customers queue outside a branch of Northern Rock in Kingston upon Thames, UK, during a bank run in 2007 sparked during a credit crisis at the time. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan took to the airwaves on November 18th, 2010, to inform the public that Ireland would enter discussion(...)

 Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, arriving at the Banking Inquiry at Leinster House, Dublin, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A senior European official warned that Ireland could be a Lehman Brothers moment for Europe, the banking inquiry was told on Thursday. It was a refere(...)

Central Bank of Ireland chief Patrick Honohan said by September 2008, more than 90 per cent of the costs of the boom and bust had “become unavoidable”. File photograph: Getty Images

We should be used to them by now, but the figures relating to the Irish banking and economic crash still have the power to shock. At the Oireachtas Ba(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan has said it would have been a “mistake” for him to notify the government he was planning to go on nat(...)

Outgoing Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan.

The Central Bank found the terms of the trioka programme “unsatisfactory”, the Governor Patrick Honohan has said. Prof Honohan told the banking inquir(...)

The media report says that all the IBRC borrowers involed were commercial borrowers and do not include Irish Nationwide mortgage holders. Photograph: iStockPhoto

More than 1,000 borrowers owing €9 billion to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation were paying interest rates on their loans of less than 2 per cent at t(...)

Yannis Stournaras, governor of the Greek central bank, has warned of an ‘uncontrollable crisis’ if no deal is done between Greece and its creditors.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Some kind of a surprise is required in Luxembourg today if euro zone finance ministers are to bridge their differences with Greece. But don’t count on(...)

The late Brian Lenihan, who died in 2011, is featured in the first of the RTÉ Legacy series. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A documentary about the life and political career of the late Brian Lenihan jnr discloses the difficult relationship he had with Bertie Ahern and the (...)