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”.(...)

Paddy McKillen has been fighting for five years over the ownership of Claridge’s (above), The Berkeley and The Connaught hotels

Qatari investors allied to developer Paddy McKillen have bought out his rivals, the Barclay Brothers, for the ownership of three high-end London ho(...)

Former managing director of AIB , Donal Forde, at Leinster House for the hearing of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Two of the most senior players in AIB at the time of the financial crash in 2008 went before the Oireachtas banking inquiry in the second day of the n(...)

Taxman-turned-financier Derek Quinlan, who in 2004 built a consortium of (mostly) wealthy Irish individuals to buy four of London’s fanciest hotels. Photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg News.

A two-line statement issued yesterday brought to an end the toxic and multilayered row that has been encircling three of London’s most plush hotels si(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Comptroller and Auditor General is “correct” in his comments that his office cannot investigate the sale of Siteserv.  Speaking on his way into an EU summit in Brussels Mr Kenny insisted the Government has “nothing to hide” in relation to the sale of the business by IBRC. Photograph: AFP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Comptroller and Auditor General is “correct” in his comments that his office cannot investigate the sale of Siteserv(...)

Oaktree Capital has secured planning approval to develop offices and apartments in Dublin’s docklands. South Docks Fund will build 42,500 square metre(...)

Brent geese over Booterstown marsh. Paddy McKillen snr bought the 4.9-acre site next to the protected marsh  last autumn for about €1 million, making him the latest in a succession of owners.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developer Paddy McKillen jnr is likely to press ahead with plans for a controversial site on Dublin Bay even though a proposed land swap deal, involv(...)

Frank Daly, despite the best efforts of Joe Higgins to have him agree that the banks were “reckless” in the run-up the collapse, said they “displayed an attitude to lending which wasn’t rigorous”.

Remember the famous iodine tablets sent to every household for use in a nuclear emergency?The Government may have to do something similar again. Becau(...)