Former taoiseach and minister for finance Brian Cowen appearing at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) was instructed by Brian Cowen to deposit money with Irish banks in late 2007 and early 2008, it emerged(...)

Banking Inquiry: Former secretary general, Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff recounted a hilarious Sir Humphrey-type conversation at the time with a colleague from another country. Photograph: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It turns out that Ireland’s double Eurovision winner Johnny Logan isn’t just popular in Turkey. Kevin Cardiff said yesterday that Logan was also a hit(...)

Cyril Roux, deputy governor of the Central Bank: said the “disjointed” nature of the regulator’s enforcement powers over non-life companies was an “impediment to their effectiveness” and needed consolidation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Central Bank deputy governor Cyril Roux told the Department of Finance in March it did not have sufficient powers or staff to effectively regulate t(...)

 Alan Dukes: was referring to Ms Nolan’s comments to the committee that there was a culture in IBRC “that never really recognised the damage they had done to the country”.

Former chairman of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Alan Dukes has accused a senior official within the Department of Finance of making “seriously m(...)

Former KPMG managing partner Terence O’Rourke giving evidence to the banking inquiry as its hearings on the role of banks’ external auditors continues. Photograph: Screengrab of Oireachtas livestream

The “big four” audit firms all attended a meeting with the financial regulator to discuss concerns in relation to the liquidity of the banks, eight mo(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: expects the State to get back all of the funds put into AIB, Bank of Ireland and IL&P. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s holdings in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB are currently valued at about €16.4 billion by the Department of Finance. This has eme(...)

Does Brian Cowen merit him being grilled for up to 20 hours when the executives who actually led the banks and almost bankrupted the State have only been required to spend about four hours each in the witness box?

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry resumes today with Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher appearing in the morning followed after lunch by Corm(...)

Patrick Honohan: has decided to step down at the end of the year

He was the man who told the nation about our entry into the EU-IMF bailout programme while the government was still in denial but Patrick Honohan wil(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Bernard Byrne, who has held a number of leading roles in AIB, has been named as new chief executive. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

AIB has sought permission from regulators to appoint Bernard Byrne as its new chief executive in succession to David Duffy, who resigned from the pos(...)