Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan. A group of State agencies have urged the council to ends its restrictions on high-rise buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

State agencies, including the National Transport Authority, the HSE and Nama, have urged Dublin City Council to remove restrictions on the constructi(...)

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(...)

Millennium Park, northwest of Naas, Co Kildare. May interest international buyers in partnership with local developers and investors

Nama has finally moved to offload the heavily indebted Millennium Park in Naas, Co Kildare, which was one of the biggest deals of the property boom, (...)

The sale of the shares to Constellation means Paddy  McKillen  and the Barclay brothers  are dropping all action over the ownership of the three hotels. Photograph: PA

Developer Paddy McKillen’s stake in three luxury London Hotels – Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught – has been bought by the Constellation H(...)

Mike Aynsley:  said if the Government was going to investigate deals and writes-offs at the former Anglo it should also do the same at Nama and AIB

Former IBRC chief executive Michael Aynsley mounted a strong defence of his stewardship of the bank-cum-national car crash over the weekend.One of his(...)

Retired High Court judge Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill has been appointed by Michael Noonan to the investigation of IBRC transactions. Photograph: Frank Miller

A retired High Court judge has been appointed to oversee any conflicts of interest which may arise in the investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution(...)

Michael Noonan said to address potential conflicts of interest “I am directing the appointment of retired High Court Judge Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill (pictured) to monitor any actual or perceived conflicts of interests”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A retired High Court judge has been appointed to oversee any conflicts of interest which may arise in the investigation into Irish Bank Resolution Cor(...)

Former AIB chairman Dermot Gleeson testifying at the banking inquiry

After four months of an unnecessarily elongated context phase, the Oireachtas banking inquiry finally got down to business this week with the appearan(...)

Former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes at the  press conference he organised to discuss the sale of Siteserv. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two former senior directors at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, Alan Dukes and Mike Aynsley, who were criticised by Department of Finance offic(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)