The INBS  inquiry is looking into several alleged regulatory breaches before the financial crash. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) failed to check the profit figures of its large developer clients in deals that involved shared gains, an inq(...)

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society managing director Michael Fingleton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 30 per cent of Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) commercial property loans had been given to property developers for more than 100 per (...)

Former solicitor Michael Lynn (centre) is escorted into court in Dublin after arriving back in Ireland from Brazil last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former solicitor Michael Lynn, who is on bail awaiting trial on multi-million euro theft charges, has brought a High Court challenge over a refusal to(...)

Michael Fingleton arriving at the INBS inquiry, at Blackhall Place, Dublin, last May. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A stalled inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at Irish Nationwide Building Society is seeking to get back on track, but former INBS managing dire(...)

Former director Michael Fingleton arriving at the inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society. File photograph: Eric Luke

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) is set to consider this week how it can proceed with public hearings that have effectively be(...)

Tom McMenamin was one of four senior executives at INBS that have been subject to an ongoing public inquiry into matters at INBS between August, 2004 and the end of September, 2008, when the State was forced to step in and guarantee its six main lenders.

The Central Bank has fined Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) former head of commercial lending, Tom McMenamin, €23,000 and barred him from a (...)

Irish Nationwide Building Society. KPMG had been INBS’s external auditor for three decades.

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society has given two partners of the failed lender’s long-time auditors, KPMG, a final deadline of December(...)

Michael Fingleton, one of four former INBS executives subject to the inquiry into seven alleged contraventions at the lender between August 2004 and September 2008.  File photograph: Alan Betson

An inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at now-defunct Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has been unable to resume hearings since the summe(...)

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 (...)

Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s government give banks a blanket guarantee.

Ten years on from the financial tumult that led to the government of the day having to guarantee the viability of the State’s banks in an historic and(...)

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