The bankruptcy judge refused a request from Ms Killilea Dunne to issue a protective court order limiting the documents sought by Nama under third-party subpoenas to information that was only relevant to her husband in the State agency’s legal challenge against the developer. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A US judge has ordered Gayle Killilea Dunne, wife of bankrupt developer Seán Dunne, and the National Asset Management Agency to meet to attempt to res(...)

Courchevel ski resort in the French Alps, where Ice Mountain bought two hotels.

State-owned Irish Nationwide Building Society lost €20 million on an unorthodox loan to a French ski resort backed by a company owned by Monaco- base(...)

 Fianna Fail’s Senator Marc MacSharry – “appears to hold that the rot started in 2000 when Ireland entered the eurozone so that’s where the inquiry should begin ....”   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The irish Times

Thoughts turn to the banking inquiry and news that the projected spend is about €5 million while the budget is €3 million. Pfft to either, if that’s w(...)

Deputy Labour leader Alan Kelly: “Isn’t it quite amazing we have a need for more private housing considering we were building almost 100,000 a year a few years ago?” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has ruled out introducing rent controls for now as a response to rapidly increasing sale and rental prices (...)

Wyckham Point apartments in Dundrum, Dublin, where Hibernia is completing 213 units. The property investment company said this morning that its portfolio is yielding 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hibernia Reit’s property portfolio is yielding 4.1 per cent, the company said this morning, as it noted that it is seeking to raise additional debt.Ah(...)

Playwright Tom Murphy (left) with artistic director Willie White and daughter Molly (2) at the launch of the programme for the Dublin Theatre Festival, which runs from September 25th to October 12th.  Photograph: Eric Luke

For the first time, the Dublin Theatre Festival will open with a production staged at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Ireland’s largest performance venu(...)

Harry Crosbie: claims he is being “bullied” by Nama and has objected to a maximum of €5,000 in monthly living expenses, among other conditions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman Harry Crosbie lost up to €20 million investing in shares in Yahoo and AIB at the peak of the boom. Mr Crosbie’s failed investment t(...)

Nama has briefed the Department of Finance on potential inducements for its debtors. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is preparing to offer financial incentives to property developers in an attempt to stop its debtors dec(...)

A windsurfer taking advantage of the high winds pictured in Malahide today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Development Securities, the British listed fund which plans to invest up to £20 million (about €25 million) in equity into Irish property details, (...)

To argue that we need to be “another Canary Wharf”, displays both poverty of imagination and a lack of understanding of the businesses that are based in London’s docklands. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For many businesses, first-mover advantage is everything. Entry barriers come in many shapes and sizes but few work better, or for longer, than simply(...)