Inquiry team: chairman Ciarán Lynch (centre) with Mark McSharry TD, Senator Michael D’Arcy, Michael McGrath TD, John Paul Phelan TD, Kieran O’Donnell TD, Senator Susan O’Keeffe, Eoghan Murphy TD and Senator Sean Barrett. Photograph: Eric Luke

After 20 months of toil the Oireachtas banking inquiry published its final report this week, in three volumes. It followed public testimony from 131 (...)

Unite, which represents the majority of the Central Bank’s 1,500 staff, is concerned the traditional pay structures will be scrapped. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Trade union Unite has warned the Central Bank of Ireland its members will take “any action necessary” if the financial regulator seeks to impose chang(...)

Michael Fingleton: he was controversially paid a €1 million bonus by Irish Nationwide in November 2008. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A loan increase of £10 million was approved by Irish Nationwide’s chief executive Michael Fingleton and paid to a customer without sufficient backup (...)

Denis O’Brien set up Digicel in 2000 which has networks in 31 countries, including Haiti. Photograph: AFP/Getty

What was all the fuss about Digicel yanking its initial public offering this week? For six months Denis O’Brien, Ireland’s richest man, had plotted(...)

New contract wins have helped Capita Asset Services Ireland increase its assets under management by more than € 8 billion this year. Photograph:  Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Business processing group Capita Asset Services expects to employ 200 additional staff in Ireland over the next two years to meet increased levels of (...)

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(...)