The Central Bank levy represents a 29 per cent rise in the industry’s contribution to the Central Bank’s running costs, which will increase to €66 million from €51.1 million in 2014.

Banks, insurance companies and investment funds in Ireland will have to pay an extra €15 million this year to help cover the running costs of their re(...)

Arthur Cox was paid €33.1m, Blackrock Financial Management got €23.5m, Ernst & Young (former Anglo Irish Bank auditors) had €20.9m, KPMG (former Irish Nationwide auditors)  €13.2m, and Goldman Sachs  €9.4m

Ever since the banking crash in late 2008, various figures have circulated as to the cost to the State, or taxpayers, from the sector’s financial bail(...)

The funds were paid out by the National Treasury Management Agency, which operated the guarantee on behalf of the State. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State paid out €934 million to bondholders of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation following its dramatic liquidation in February 2013, according to (...)

By the end of last year IBRC had been the biggest financial drain on the State with a net cost of €36.1bn. It was followed by AIB at €8.8bn andPTSB at €200m

The annual interest bill attaching to the State’s bailout of the banking sector could run to €1.7 billion a year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: levy issue was raised with him  by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Financial regulation is an expensive business. Just ask the banks, insurance companies and investment funds that were told in August by the Central Ba(...)

Waiting for the green light: Bank of Ireland chief Richie Boucher.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As a broker to Bank of Ireland, you would expect Davy to be well informed about the company. So when its analyst Diarmaid Sheridan put out a note yest(...)

The Stormont inquiry comes after independent TD Mick Wallace raised concerns during leaders’ questions last month.

The Stormont finance committee investigating the £1bn sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book to US company Cerberus is seeking legal advice over wh(...)

Alan Dukes, former chairman of the IBRC. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The board and management of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) might have achieved a “better return” for the State had the institution been a(...)

 Bertie Ahern: he wasn’t the only one giving colourful evidence this week. Photograph:

It was an eventful week at the Oireachtas banking inquiry and it didn’t all revolve around Bertie Ahern’s colourful evidence. Anglo Irish Bank’s ex-f(...)

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(...)