Capt Peter Kelleher reading the Proclamation at the GPO, Dublin, last year. Photograph: Maxwells

Hovering around the very successful 1916 centenary commemorations last year was a silent paradox. The celebration of Irish sovereignty was f(...)

Dr Michael Somers succeeds Des Lamont following the completion of Mr Lamont’s two-year term leading the board. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) Michael Somers has been appointed president of the Institute of Directors in (...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne: his basic salary increased by 4.3 per cent to €500,000, the maximum allowed under the Government’s salary cap

The total remuneration paid by AIB to its directors last year fell by more than 6 per cent to just under €2.5 million, in spite of increases in the ba(...)

AIB’s headquarters in Ballsbridge. The bank said on Monday it will hold an egm on December 16th  to seek shareholder approval for its new capital reorganisation plan. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

AIB shareholders are to vote on the bank’s new capital re-organisation, which will see the value of their shareholding in the bank almost wiped out, (...)

Speaking at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday, Michael Somers, who retired as NTMA chief in late 2009, said he was in the US   on the night of the bank guarantee decision and  found out about it via a text message.

The then chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency only found out about the State’s decision to issue a blanket bank guarantee on the(...)

Brendan McDonagh, former finance director of the National Treasury Management Agency and now chief executive of the National Asset Management Agency, giving evidence at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 9th. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency was “always sceptical” of the business models of Irish Nationwide and Anglo Irish Bank, particularly their hea(...)

Derek Quinlan speaking at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

Irish financier Derek Quinlan did not believe there would be a property crash in Ireland until Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008. Speaking a(...)

Cathy Herbert speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry

A special adviser to former minister for finance Brian Lenihan denied he was overruled by Brian Cowen on the night the blanket bank guarantee. Cathy H(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

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 (...)