The Central Bank was legally prohibited from providing emergency liquidity to an insolvent institution

A scoping paper produced in the Department of Finance in January 2008 considered potential guarantee options, nationalisation and letters of comfort f(...)

Oireachtas banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch (centre) with committee members on the publication of the final report at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It started with a minority report, featuring Socialist TD Joe Higgins rather than Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise. And it concluded in the audio-vi(...)

The Central Bank believes it is legally prohibited from providing individual bank data to the European Commission. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The European Commission is pressing Ireland to resume providing it with data for individual domestic banks for its monitoring work after the Departme(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne. Photograph: Alan Betson

Backing Bernard. It could be a twist on AIB’s long-running advertising campaign to highlight how it is supporting plucky SME owners to get back on the(...)

 Luis Bonell, president of Liberty International: “In many other markets we get monthly information, we get quarterly information. In Ireland, it comes annually and with months of delay.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The head of Liberty Insurance’s international division was in Dublin on Monday for a briefing with management at its Irish subsidiary and a courtesy m(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State Simon Harris is clear about one thing: a British exit from the European Union would be bad new for Ireland’s international financial(...)

The complaint was filed by developers David Daly, Paddy McKillen and Michael O’Flynn, and by Dublin-based companies New Generation Homes and MKN Properties. Photograph: Getty Images

Five leading property developers have told the European Commission that the market for new houses in Ireland is likely to “descend into a state of cri(...)

Patrick Honohan: His appointment was something of a watershed for the Central Bank, breaking the link of senior civil servants  being given this plum role at Dame Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Late next month Patrick Honohan will sign off as governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, after just more than six years in the role. His time as gov(...)

Support strategy: Carr’s role is to develop and implement a “comprehensive communications strategy” around the supports available to borrowers in arrears. Photograph: Thinkstock

Public relations group Carr Communications has been appointed by the Department of Finance to manage an information campaign to help people in mortg(...)

Poor Pearse Doherty, utterly defeated, meekly withdrew his proposal for an analysis of the impact of the Budget

The cockspiratorial system of government is largely about not knowing things. Believe it or not, one of the things the system chooses not to know is h(...)