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(...)

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(...)

Brendan McDonagh was summoned to Government Buildings at 7.45pm on the night of the guarantee. He was the NTMA’s director of finance at the time. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), which manages Ireland’s national debt, was not consulted by the government about the September 2008 (...)

Nama chief and former senior official of the National Treasury Management Agency, Brendan McDonagh: “Nobody came into us or contacted us. People were coming in and out of rooms. At 1am, we were told the government had decided to guarantee the banks.”

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard that there was no “substantive discussion” between the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and the the(...)

Eugene O’Callaghan, fund director, of  the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) expects it to commit between €500 million and €1 billion to projects in the Republic this year.

The State-backed Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) expects to commit between €500 million and €1 billion to projects in the Republic this year.Th(...)

A slow journey

Make haste slowly seems to be the advice those responsible for the development of Dublin’s transport infrastructure have heeded over the past 21 years(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said she was “deeply alarmed” by the proposal  to change to the date from which refugee bodies are subject to freedom of information legislation.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A proposal to change the date from which the records of two refugee bodies are subject to the Freedom of Information Act has drawn criticism. The prop(...)

Irish based life sciences company Malin raised €330 million from international investors in its debut on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) on Wednesday, in one of the largest life science IPOs ever to take place in Europe. Pictured ringing the bell at the launch of the  IPO were An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD,  watched on by (L-R) Deirdre Somers, CEO, ISE, John Given and Dr Adrian Howd from Malin (Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells)

Irish based life sciences company Malin raised €330 million from international investors in its debut on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) on Wednesday,(...)

The former Smithwick’s brewery in Kilkenny. The proposed phased redevelopment includes the creation of a dedicated business, enterprise and third-level research facility as part of the first phase.

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s (ISIF) next project could be a major regeneration project in Kilkenny, as the council considers its options fo(...)

The State is now able to borrow money at record low interest rates.

The State has repaid more than €18 billion of the original €22.5 billion debt due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout loan.The National T(...)