Samoa’s Viliamu Afatia is tackled by South Africa’s Lodewyk De Jager and Frans Malherbe during the Rugby World Cup  Pool B match at  Villa Park in Birmingham. Photograph:  David Jonjes/EPA

Laager – definition: an encampment formed by a circle of wagons; an entrenched position or viewpoint that is defended against opponents. “I see you ar(...)

Rugby’s uncanny knack to organise a singalong brought a boozy, knees up atmosphere to Twickenham. With 82,000 fans breaking into ‘Sweet Caroline’ and (...)

Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, warned Ireland would not be able to access a bailout if it imposed cuts on senior bank creditors. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

IMF good, ECB bad. That was how the final day of public hearings at the Oireachtas banking inquiry might be best summed up. It started with Ajai Chopr(...)

On the night of the bank guarantee, September 29th, 2008, then  taoiseach Brian Cowen rang economist Alan Gray (above) for his views on the  guarantee  and the likely market reaction. He was the only person outside Government Buildings consulted by the taoiseach that night. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Economist Alan Gray stepped out from the shadows on Wednesday and proved to be the star witness on the penultimate day of public hearings at the Oirea(...)

Former Central Bank director Alan Gray speaking to the banking inquiry. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

A former director of the Central Bank and former adviser to Brian Cowen said it was a mistake to meet the then taoiseach and former Anglo Irish Ban(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick. Photograph: Court Collins

The case of Seán FitzPatrick will be listed before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on the first day of the new term sittings in October after his tri(...)

Matt Moran, former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank, arrives for a hearing of the Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis at Leinster House, Dublin, September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been called on to clarify comments he made before the Banking Inquiry which were directly contradicted on Wednesday. Mr Kenny(...)

Former non-executive director of Anglo Irish Bank Gary McGann has claimed the Financial Regulator was fully briefed on Sean Quinn’s Contracts for Difference

The banking inquiry has heard a meeting took place in the home of a former non-executive director at Anglo Irish Bank before an infamous golf outing. (...)

Matt Moran, former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Former chief financial officer (CFO) at Anglo Irish Bank Matt Moran is expected to claim today that the crisis in the institution was compounded by bu(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The High Court has dismissed Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick’s application to permanently prevent his trial before Dublin Circuit Criminal (...)