Former taoiseach and minister for finance Brian Cowen appearing at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) was instructed by Brian Cowen to deposit money with Irish banks in late 2007 and early 2008, it emerged(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen speaks to the media as he arrives for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Anglo Irish Bank was going down the tubes. Alarm bells were going off everywhere. But it wasn’t Brian Cowen’s job to keep a watchful eye on wha(...)

The Liberty Insurance offices in Cavan. About 115 jobs are to go at the group’s operation there. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

  Liberty Insurance will be loss making for at least the next couple of years as it attempts to put its business in Ireland on a sustainab(...)

Philip Smith was paid €635,000 annually as chief executive of the country’s largest insurer. He told the tribunal that since leaving RSA, he had earned just €25,000 in consultancy fees. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Employment Appeals Tribunal was set up under legislation dating from 1967, initially to deal with redundancy payments. It has evolved in the decad(...)

The family of businessman Sean Quinn and State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) have agreed to mediation of their long running and bitte(...)

Former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said the head of asset management at the bank played no part in the decision-making process around the sale of Siteserv.

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes has said the head of asset management at the bank played no part in the(...)

Businessman Seán Quinn. Photograph: RTÉ

A total of 67 witnesses, including former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick and former financial regulator Patrick Neary, can expect to be(...)

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry he had “bought into a system of regulation that didn’t work” . In hi(...)

‘Patrick Neary never saw it as his role to be intrusive. Rather, he placed far too much trust in the banks.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

He’s sorry for how things turned out but it really wasn’t his fault. In a nutshell, that’s what Patrick Neary’s nine-hour appearance at the Oireach(...)

The former financial regulator, Patrick Neary, has said “sorry” for not taking sufficient measures to prevent the banking collapse in Ireland in late 2008. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. 2:43

The former financial regulator has said he regretted that the regulatory system within which he was working had failed. Patrick Neary, who was chief e(...)