John Bruton, Ireland’s former prime minister and current chairman of Ireland’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The banking inquiry needs to examine why symptoms of the bubble were repeatedly ignored by politicians and regulators in the run-up to the crash, f(...)

David Duffy, AIB chief executive and president of the Irish Banking Federation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The property market has reached a “tipping point” where demand for homes in Dublin is exceeding supply, according to AIB chief executive David Duffy. (...)

Mr Dermot Desmond: one of the best connected and respected financiers in Ireland.

A paper written by billionaire financier Dermot Desmond was circulated among senior Fianna Fáil politicians and bankers only three weeks after the ba(...)

The research shows that cash buyers represented more than 50 per cent of transaction in early 2014 with many potential borrowers with approved mortgages unable to secure properties

Efforts to loosen credit standards for first-time buyers should be resisted as Dublin’s housing market is in danger of overheating once again, accordi(...)

We need a vision for banking that ensures the events that led up to the bailout don’t happen again.

While we slowly gear up for a banking inquiry early next year by members of the Oireachtas to investigate the events that led to the collapse of the f(...)

Despite the resurgence in the property market, mortgage approvals fell last month, according to data from the Irish Banking Federation (IBF). (...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

“Ultimately, a decision on whether or not to pull the trigger on a legal challenge will fall to IBF president David Duffy, the chief executive of AIB, which is 99.8 per cent owned by the State.” Photograph: David Sleator

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at the news that the Irish Banking Federation is weighing a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to (...)

David Duffy, chief executive of AIB, recently took over as IBF president and his support for a legal challenge would be crucial for it to proceed

The Government’s €450 million bank levy could breach EU state aid rules, according to legal advice given to the Irish Banking Federation (IBF).The opi(...)

The protocol will apply to SMEs with debts of between €250,000 and €10 million.

The Irish Banking Federation has published a protocol for SMEs in financial difficulties who have debts with a number of banks.The move is designed to(...)