Denis O’Brien: Called off the initial public offering  at the 11th hour after investors declined to meet his valuation of the business. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

As Denis O’Brien tells it, he woke up yesterday morning feeling “very happy” at his decision on Tuesday night to pull Digicel’s planned $2 billion (€1(...)

Sean Quinn and his wife, Patricia, who, with her five adult children, is challenging  liability for  €2.34 billion in loans made by Anglo to various Quinn companies. They claim the loans  were for the unlawful purpose of propping up the bank’s share price. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has asked a judge to direct that the Quinn family’s action aimed at avoiding liability for €2.34 bill(...)

Arthur Cox was paid €33.1m, Blackrock Financial Management got €23.5m, Ernst & Young (former Anglo Irish Bank auditors) had €20.9m, KPMG (former Irish Nationwide auditors)  €13.2m, and Goldman Sachs  €9.4m

Ever since the banking crash in late 2008, various figures have circulated as to the cost to the State, or taxpayers, from the sector’s financial bail(...)

The funds were paid out by the National Treasury Management Agency, which operated the guarantee on behalf of the State. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State paid out €934 million to bondholders of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation following its dramatic liquidation in February 2013, according to (...)

By the end of last year IBRC had been the biggest financial drain on the State with a net cost of €36.1bn. It was followed by AIB at €8.8bn andPTSB at €200m

The annual interest bill attaching to the State’s bailout of the banking sector could run to €1.7 billion a year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (...)

Anglo Irish Bank: the tax bill relates to salaries and one-off special bonuses to senior executives. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A tax bill for about €150 million, mainly arising from unpaid income tax owed by the former Anglo Irish Bank, is likely to be appealed by the special (...)

The official overseeing the US bankruptcy of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm wants to abandon claims that he is owed $3.7 million (€3.3 million) in unpaid salary, bonuses and other benefits by the bank

The official overseeing the US bankruptcy of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm wants to abandon claims that he is owed $3.7 milli(...)

Block R on Spencer Dock: adjacent to the city’s thriving financial and business district

The Central Bank has acquired a relatively new office building close to its planned new headquarters at North Wall Quay in the Dublin docklands. The (...)

With AIB and US investment group Avenue Capital supplying the funding, we can expect developer Michael O’Flynn to again become one of the busiest builders in Ireland. Photograph: Collins

Reports at the weekend that Cork property developer Michael O’Flynn is on the cusp of securing the financing to purchase the undeveloped assets in his(...)

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(...)