Former president of the European Central Bank   Jean-Claude Trichet is answering questions from the Banking Inquiry   at the RHK in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 4:34

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

Frank Daly, chairman of Nama (left) and chief executive officer Brendan McDonagh appearing at the first hearing of the Nexus Phase of the banking inquiry 3:18

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) may realise a surplus up to €1 billion by the time it comple(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy:   “I wasn’t bullied by Charlie Haughey when in my 20s so I wasn’t going to be bullied by lesser politicians in my 50s.” Photograph: Bryan Meade 2:26

Editorial standards at The Irish Times in the years leading up to the financial crash in 2008 were not compromised by revenue from property advertisin(...)

 Patrick Honohan arriving at the  Oireachtas banking inquiry in January. He later wrote asking to ‘rephrase’ some of his comments. Photograph: Alan Betson

The banking inquiry is set to recall Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan to reappear before it because of his written request to amend evidence he g(...)

Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown. Photograph: Frank Miller

It might have been the wet weather outside but yesterday’s proceedings at the Oireachtas finance committee were something of a damp squib compared wit(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly is locked in negotiations with AIB in relation to his multimillion euro debts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sir Anthony O’Reilly is locked in negotiations with AIB in relation to his multimillion euro debts in advance of the State-controlled bank seeking a s(...)

Minister for  Finance Michael Noonan: “Further consideration will be given as to how best to utilise the proceeds having regard to the NTMA’s debt-management plan and the future profile of our cash balances.” Photograph: Francois Lenoir

The cash raised through the sale of the State’s preference shares in Bank of Ireland will be used as a buffer to help fund the exchequer next near fo(...)

NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan

One of the key issues facing Ireland post bailout is whether we can achieve regular access to capital markets at sustainable interest rates to enable (...)

 Newbridge Credit Union (NCU) protest meeting. The board, which has fought with the regulator over the running of NCU for years, said it is working on a plan with its lawyers. It said the financial stability laws used to force the PTSB deal were never intended for credit unions.

The board of Newbridge Credit Union (NCU), which this week received a €54 million government bailout and was subsumed by Permanent TSB, has criticise(...)

 Sepa will create a single market for cross-border payments in Europe, simplifying what is currently a fragmented process. Bank clients include Barclays, ING, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America, and all of Ireland’s clearing banks. 
Photograph: PA Wire

Irish financial software group Sentenial will be worth more than €100 million in the coming years given the scope of the opportunity available to the (...)