Depatment of Finance secretary general  Derek Moran: In both letters,  he makes clear his intention is to “fully co-operate” with the inquiry but he also raises concerns about the volume of material being sought by the committee. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, brought the Oireachtas banking inquiry to life last week with his 3¼-hour appearance in fron(...)

Patrick Honohan said then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan (above), had wanted to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society “there and then” and was against covering subordinated debt but was “overruled on the night” by a more senior politician. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It was showtime at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday. After a couple of quiet performances before Christmas involving Peter Nyberg and Rob(...)

Fiona Muldoon: discussions with FDB began last summer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eight months after quitting her role as director of credit institutions and insurance supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland, Fiona Muldoon has m(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan:  has said there will be slippage in timetable for introducing mortgage rules. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Now that we know for sure where the Department of Finance stands on the Central Bank of Ireland’s proposed limits to mortgage lending, it will be v(...)

Patrick Honohan said the Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original January 1st timeframe. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock, Finance Correspondent The Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original Januar(...)

  AIB chief executive officer David Duffy: made the comments to  an Oireachtas committee on finance yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

AIB could pay back its €21 billion in bailout funds within 10 years, its chief executive David Duffy told an Oireachtas committee on finance yester(...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown said higher rents will make it harder to save for a deposit

Ulster Bank has told the Oireachtas finance committee that some 68 per cent of all of its mortgages to first-time buyers this year would have falle(...)

The fine is in addition to a redress scheme required by the Central Bank under which Ulster Bank paid about €59 million to affected customers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ulster Bank has been fined a record €3.5 million by the Central Bank of Ireland and reprimanded over the serious failings of its IT systems in June a(...)

The European Central Bank. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA In total, 127 banks across Europe are being tested. In Ireland, the costs will be met by AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, KBC Bank Ireland, ACC, Merrill Lynch International and Depfa.

Eight banks in Ireland will have to pay €17.6 million between them to meet the costs of the comprehensive assessments that have been conducted this ye(...)

Mr Murphy said the Central Bank is also looking at the governance of Irish funds, particularly the issue of individuals holding multiple directorships

The Central Bank of Ireland is planning a number of changes to the way that Irish investment funds are authorised to make the supervision process more(...)