Patrick Neary, former chief executive of the  Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, arriving at the Banking Inquiry on May 28th, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:43

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary argued for a blanket bank guarantee on the night of September 29th, 2008, as it would provide more certainty (...)

‘Patrick Neary never saw it as his role to be intrusive. Rather, he placed far too much trust in the banks.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

He’s sorry for how things turned out but it really wasn’t his fault. In a nutshell, that’s what Patrick Neary’s nine-hour appearance at the Oireach(...)

The former financial regulator Patrick Neary did not believe that any of the domestic Irish banks were insolvent on the night of the bank guarantee in September 29th 2008. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. 2:43

The former financial regulator Patrick Neary did not believe that any of the domestic Irish banks were insolvent on the night of the bank guarantee in(...)

The former financial regulator, Patrick Neary, has said “sorry” for not taking sufficient measures to prevent the banking collapse in Ireland in late 2008. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. 2:43

The former financial regulator has said he regretted that the regulatory system within which he was working had failed. Patrick Neary, who was chief e(...)

Irish forecourt operator Applegreen has announced plans to float on the stock market in June.

Irish forecourt operator Applegreen has announced plans to float on the stock market in June. The company intends to raise ¤70 million gross from t(...)

Digit is Ireland’s largest game developer, employing 20 staff at its studio in Dublin. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish online games developer Digit Game Studios is set to create 40 new jobs at its Dublin base after securing a multi-million euro investment from U(...)

“Improving profitability at farm level will be key to a strong future for the livestock sector,” says IFA president Eddie Downey. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Just under 40 per cent of Irish beef farmers are planning to invest in their business over the next three years, according to a report produced by AI(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh received €386,777 in remuneration last year, down from €387,210 in 2013. While his salary rose by €501 to €366,001, his taxable benefits reduced by almost €1,000 to €20,776

The National Asset Management Agency spent €400,000 in 2014 on ‘gardening leave ’ costs associated with 17 departing staff, according to the agency’s (...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh said the agency had a very strong performance in 2014, posting an after-tax profit of €458 million. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Asset Management Agency made an after-tax profit of €458 million in 2014, more than double the €214 million surplus of the previous year.(...)

Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Royal Bank of Scotland announced yesterday that it has agreed to sell a portfolio of Ulster Bank loans in Northern Ireland to an entity affiliated (...)