Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: ‘The Central Bank’s work focused on the integrity of IBRC governance processes and controls.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Central Bank inquiry into the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien by IBRC followed “allegations” made about the transaction, according to governo(...)

Ciarán Lynch (left) and Pearse Doherty asking questions of Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has rejected a claim the bank blackmailed Ireland into entering the Troika (...)

The pace of new mortgage lending may have begun to slow as a result of the Central Bank’s new lending restrictions.Figures from the Banking and Paymen(...)

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland,  Patrick Honohan, who is to step down. The release of the Central Bank’s annual report on Friday was overshadowed by news of Prof Honohan’s decision.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste has said she had “no sense” of any strained relationship between governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan and the Government.The rele(...)

Ireland’s economy is still showing the scars of the financial crisis and will need to be managed very carefully, Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan(...)

Former Bank of Ireland chief executive Brian Goggin at Leinster House following the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former chief executive of Bank of Ireland Brian Goggin has contradicted evidence given by Allied Irish Banks about the night of the bank guarantee.Mr(...)

Patrick Honohan: has decided to step down at the end of the year

He was the man who told the nation about our entry into the EU-IMF bailout programme while the government was still in denial but Patrick Honohan wil(...)

Prof Honohan probably wouldn’t step down immediately Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan is to step down at the end of the year after six years in office, The Irish Times has confirmed.Prof Honohan (65(...)

Brian Lenihan’s brother, former TD and minister of state Conor Lenihan: “The matter is in the hands of my lawyer.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The family of the late Brian Lenihan are seeking legal advice following the Oireachtas banking inquiry’s refusal to allow them to give evidence.Mr Le(...)

‘The ultimate test of Martin’s leadership will be whether Fianna Fáil can make serious strides on the road back and emerge as the second largest party after the next election.’ Above, Micheál Martin at the party’s  ard fheis last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There was some irony in the fact that the Coalition was suddenly blown off course by the Siteserv squall in the same week that the Oireachtas banking (...)