The Central Bank of Ireland received correspondence from a whistleblower in AIB  which is believed to relate to its Financial Solutions Group (FSG), which manages distressed loans. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

On Wednesday, the Central Bank of Ireland received correspondence from a whistleblower in AIB bank on the confidential email account that it operates (...)

The complaint was made by the whistleblower to the Central Bank of Ireland via a confidential email account for protected disclosures operated by the regulator. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Single Supervisory Mechanism in Frankfurt is set to investigate allegations made by a whistleblower this week in relation to AIB and the way it re(...)

Kevin Cardiff: Brian Cowen was “calm and in charge” on the night of the fateful bank guarantee meeting. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government put together a “fighting fund” of about €20 billion in advance of the meeting on September 29th, 2008, that led to a blanket bank guara(...)

Former finance minister  Brian Lenihan and ex-Department of Finance chief Kevin Cardiff: Mr Cardiff  received “low- key messages” from Mr Cowen’s staff to be “sensitive” to Mr Lenihan’s  situation.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The former secretary general of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff revealed how he was asked to report to taoiseach Brian Cowen if he felt Brian(...)

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(...)