Patrick Neary: the then financial regulator accepted the bank guarantee was a ‘throw of the dice’. Photograph: David Sleator

Anglo Irish Bank executives still believed after the 2008 bank guarantee that it would be Ireland’s most profitable bank – just two months before it w(...)

Chairman Ciaran Lynch  (c) and members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry at the publication of the inquiry’s report at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State could have saved more than €9 billion by imposing losses on senior debt holders at the six Irish banks, the National Treasury Management Age(...)

Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan said 80 groups had received funding for diaspora projects in 2015, relating to  culture and heritage, genealogy, communications and networking. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Local authorities and community groups are being invited to apply for up to €660,000 in Government funding for projects that “reach out to their diasp(...)

 Brian Cowen former taoiseach at the Dail for the banking inquiry .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Government ministers were assured by the Central Bank and the financial regulator that all six lenders covered by bank guarantee were solvent on Septe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to promise that the unemployment rate in all regions will be within 1 per cent of the national average within four years

Fine Gael is planning to establish a unit within the Department of the Taoiseach to implement its economic policies and create jobs if is it is re-ele(...)

Developers Michael O’Flynn (left) and Johnny Ronan  who have  separately  expressed concerns about the final banking inquiry report and threatened legal action.

Two of the country’s largest developers have made fresh legal threats to the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Johnny Ronan and Michael O’Flynn, who are (...)

Brian Cowen served as taoiseach from May 2008 to March 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Department of the Taoiseach has yet to give the go-ahead for an official portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen, almost five years after he left(...)

Peadar Maxwell is a  senior psychologist within the HSE in Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

I am the senior psychologist in a primary care child and adolescent psychology team within the Health Service Executive in Wexford. We assess and trea(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, writing in 1985, said: “The content of that statement was grossly defamatory.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Current Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman threatened to sue government press secretary Peter Prendergast following a row over an RTÉ radio intervie(...)

The government authorised the minister for foreign affairs  to submit the harp and shamrock to the World Intellectual Property Organisation for registration as trademarks. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The registration of the harp and the shamrock as Irish emblems was delayed because of a row between departments over who should carry the costs. The(...)