Extending the State banking guarantee to Anglo and Irish Nationwide in September 2008 was folly.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lest we forget, the Comptroller and Auditor General this week reminded us that the bill for bailing out our domestic banks continues to rise. To the t(...)

In the US, where GoContractor is increasingly focused, it counts 11 of the top general contractors as clients.

Initiafy, an Irish company that has developed an online induction platform for workers in the construction sector, has rebranded as GoContractor. The(...)

David Drumm:  a year into a six-year prison sentence

It’s taken almost a decade, but Chartered Accountants Ireland’s (CAI) investigations into a number of members on matters relating to Anglo Irish Bank (...)

David Drumm led Anglo Irish between 2005 and 2008. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been expelled from Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and fined €15,000 after a disciplinary (...)

Denis Casey pictured in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

After former Irish Life and Permanent chief executive Denis Casey lost his appeal against his conviction in the Supreme Court on Thursday, we profile (...)

Former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey, who has served a sentence of two years and nine months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to defraud. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Former Irish Life & Permanent (IL&P) chief executive Denis Casey has lost his appeal over his conviction for his role in a multibillion-euro c(...)

Former  Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey, who is appealing his conviction to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on an appeal by former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey over his conviction for his role(...)

The then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, during a  press conference at Government Buildings in September 2008 where he said the government had decided to guarantee all deposits in Irish banks. Photograph. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.

Two hundred and eighty words. That is how long the government’s blanket guarantee for the State’s banks was when it was published at around 6.45am on (...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

 Anglo Irish Bank signage being taken down:  242-page report details failings in EY’s work on Anglo’s 2008 financial accounts. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

In December 2008, after more than a year of firefighting on a number of fronts, Anglo Irish Bank’s chairman, Sean FitzPatrick, and its chief executive(...)

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