The Central Bank, the National Treasury Management Agency, the Department of Finance and the National Pension Reserve Fund  requested the assistance of expert financial advisers between  2008 and  2014.

The State spent €152 million on consultants to advise them on the banking sector following the collapse of the sector in 2008, a report by the Comptro(...)

Michael Fingleton, along with several other former officers of INBS, is the subject of a Central Bank inquiry due to begin hearings next year. Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

An application by former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive Michael Fingleton for a stay on a Central Bank inquiry from proceeding has (...)

The Central Bank has concerns about the level of awards made to claimants Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Insurers will have to set aside significantly more reserves to cover car-crash, workplace injuries and other claims as compensation payouts surge, acc(...)

Workers removing signage from the exterior of the Irish Nationwide offices on the corner of Dublin’s O’Connell Street after it was folded into IBRC in 2011 Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

John Purcell, a former executive director of Irish Nationwide Building Society, has launched a High Court challenge to the constitutionality of the Ce(...)

Andrew Langford: told staff he would be exploring “new challenges and opportunities”. Photograph: Eric Luke

For all of the financial benefits and public glory, life at the top of the corporate world can occasionally be as punishing as it is rewarding. Friday(...)

A judgment involving Irish Life and Permanent PLC put final nail in the coffin of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears as a consumer protection measure

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunne and Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunphy puts the fi(...)

Despite the threat of sanctions, most of the country’s lenders have made only minor tweaks to standard variable rates

The introduction of legislation that would force Irish banks to reduce Standard Variable Rates (SVR) on residential mortgages could be highly damaging(...)

Prof Honohan probably wouldn’t step down immediately Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan is to step down at the end of the year after six years in office, The Irish Times has confirmed.Prof Honohan (65(...)

Under the terms of Ireland’s bailout, officials will undertake two post-programme surveillance missions each year until 75 per cent of Ireland’s bailout loans are repaid. Photograph: Getty Images

Troika officials are due to meet officials from the Department of Finance and the Central Bank over the coming days as part of the third post-bailou(...)

A separate action against Michael Fingleton, involving a claim by State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for up to €6 billion over losses suffered by the Society, is proceeding on a date yet to be fixed.

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the boar(...)