Window cleaners at Hawkins House where it is said: ‘Half the windows don’t open; the other half don’t close.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times office is a good place for a game of fantasy wrecking ball. Everybody’s got a least favourite Irish building. And here, on on Tara Str(...)

It is understood  former taoiseach Brian  Cowen, who is to appear before the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, will say he held a private meeting with  then minister for finance Brian Lenihan on the night of September 29th, 2008. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is to confirm he overruled Brian Lenihan on the night of the bank guarantee in 2008. It is understood that Mr Cowen, who(...)

Mr Justice Daniel O’Keeffe: chairing the Commission of Investigation into IBRC.

That getting on for half of IBRC’s borrowers were paying an interest rate of less than 2 per cent seems extraordinary. It is grist to the mill of thos(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Michael McGrath on the plinth at Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

IBRC’s commercial loan book carried exceptionally low rates of interest on borrowings when the special liquidator was appointed to the bad bank, new (...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Tiarnan O’Mahoney has pleaded not guilty to deceiving the Revenue Commissioners. Photograph: Courtpix

Only four withdrawal dockets could be found for 275 cash withdrawals worth €173,800 made from a customer account at Anglo Irish Bank, the trial of th(...)

Ollie Brogan, managing director at ESB International: “As a nation, we’re good at understanding other peoples.”

As the ESB’s consulting arm, ESB International (ESBI) prepares to celebrate its 40th birthday with an event today at Dublin Castle, Ollie Brogan, its (...)

Aoife Maguire at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins.

Of 275 cash withdrawals worth €173,800, and made from a customer account at Anglo Irish Bank, only four withdrawal dockets could be found during an in(...)

Merrion Capital has appointed  former Davy, AIB and Anglo Irish Bank executive Jack O’Keeffe as  head of corporate finance

Merrion Capital has appointed the former Davy, AIB and Anglo Irish Bank executive Jack O’Keeffe as its head of corporate finance. Merrion Capital chie(...)

Michael Fingleton led INBS for 38 years before resigning in March 2009. This was one year before the first of two recapitalisations of the institution by the State, involving a bailout of €5.4 billion.

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief Michael Fingleton has been directed to appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on September 2nd. T(...)

Judge Patrick McCartan who is presiding over case. Photograph: Collins/Dublin

The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials accused of hiding accounts connected with former chairman Seán FitzPatrick in an alleged tax evas(...)