Jurys Hotel in Ballsbridge pictured in 2005. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ulster Bank has chosen a consortium including Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land as the preferred bidder for the Ballsbridge hotel sites that were acqui(...)

Pat Farrell,  chief executive of the IBF from mid-2004 to June 2013, said there was  a recognition that the business models of the Irish activities of international banks operating here were “either flawed or could not be maintained as they sought to preserve capital and liquidity, and reduce costs”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former head of the Irish Banking Federation Pat Farrell lobbied the then government to have German bank Depfa included in the State’s blanket bank gua(...)

Speaking at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday, Michael Somers, who retired as NTMA chief in late 2009, said he was in the US   on the night of the bank guarantee decision and  found out about it via a text message.

The then chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency only found out about the State’s decision to issue a blanket bank guarantee on the(...)

Brendan McDonagh, former finance director of the National Treasury Management Agency and now chief executive of the National Asset Management Agency, giving evidence at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 9th. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency was “always sceptical” of the business models of Irish Nationwide and Anglo Irish Bank, particularly their hea(...)

Double act: Charlie McCreevy and Brian Cowen, both of whom are about to appear Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photograph: David Sleator

What’s it all about? The 11-member Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis was established in November 2014 to investigate the reasons(...)

The former secretary general of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff has resumed his evidence to the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Wednesday.

Former general secretary of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff said he would have liked “more notice” from Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patri(...)

Liam O’Reilly, former CEO, Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority 2:39

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provided “false comfort” by issuing positive reports about the Irish economy, the banking inquiry heard on Thurs(...)

Speaking at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry  on Wednesday, Con Horan said he was “sorry the system of supervision did not prevent the collapse of the banking system”. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

The former prudential director at the Irish financial regulator expressed his “deep regret” that there wasn’t a more “intrusive” approach taken to pre(...)

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(...)