IMF managing director Christine Lagarde: “As a principle, collective endeavours are welcome but at the same time a debt is a debt and it is a contract.”  Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo. 3:13

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has given a cool response to the idea of a European conference to ease the debt bur(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, vividly recalls the early morning telephone call from then minister for finance Brian Lenihan informing her that the government had decided overnight to guarantee the Irish banks. Photograph:  Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 3:13

Christine Lagarde offered me a date. No, this isn’t a reference to the interview the International Monetary Fund managing director has given. She is s(...)

The  former home of property developer Tom McFeely at Coolbawn, Ailesbury Road,  Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.  File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Nama has secured final judgment for €8m against the wife of Priory Hall builder Thomas McFeely arising out of an unpaid loan secured on the family ho(...)

A  woman looking at houses for sale in an estate agents in Edinburgh. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

UK house-price growth slowed to its weakest in more than a year in December, adding to evidence that the market for residential property is cooling. T(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, pauses during a news conference . Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds barely passed stress tests set by the Bank of England, which said their capital at the end of last year fell short(...)

Michael Fingleton: the book has a fascinating series of case studies from Fás to Michael Fingleton’s Irish Nationwide Building Society

David W Duffy, the founding director of Prospectus Management Consultants, launches an intriguing new book called A Practical Guide to Corporate Gover(...)


John Purcell (left) with Michael Fingletion and Michael Walsh at an Irish Nationwide Building Society
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The Central Bank has failed to stop a former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society pursuing various claims against it, including of neglige(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick who has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial on charges of failing to disclose loans from another bank. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial on charges of failing to disclose loans from anoth(...)

 Nationwide Building Society, Britain’s biggest customer-owned lender, more than doubled its first-quarter profit. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Nationwide Building Society, Britain’s biggest customer-owned lender, more than doubled its first-quarter profit, it said this morning. Underlying pro(...)

Developer Larry O’Mahony  was involved in the disastrous Priory Hall apartment scheme

  The former Shrewsbury Road home of developer Larry O’Mahony has been put on the market today with an asking price of €6 million. O’Mahon(...)