Gerry Ryan says in the cover letter of his dossier that he was “asked to terminate my investigations” by Ms Harney in June 2004. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The civil servant who drafted the dossier that claims former politicians evaded tax was directed in 2004 by then tánaiste Mary Harney to provide his i(...)

Patrick Neary: He may not have covered himself in glory, but it is far from certain that anybody else sitting in his chair would have cried stop. Photograph: David Sleator.

In many ways the Anglo trial could not have gone better for Seán FitzPatrick. Not only was he found not guilty, he has been replaced as public enemy n(...)

Patarick Neary: In the witness box,    he was implicitly criticised by defence counsel for not taking notes of several key meetings. His recollections were also tested in cross-examination.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The trial provided intriguing, eye-opening insights into the role of the financial regulator, who emerged as a key behind-the-scenes player in (...)

David Drumm, former Anglo chief executive and Sean Fitzpatrick,  former chairman.

Part 1: September–December 2007 September 11th, 2007: Ardboyne HotelEarly aut(...)

Witness Patrick Neary, head of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

The head of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority has said he did not know the full extent of businessman Seán Quinn’s holding in Anglo(...)