Pat Farrell will leave Bank of Ireland to become chief executive of the Irish Institutional Property. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Outgoing head of group communications at Bank of Ireland Pat Farrell is to lead a new property industry lobby after leaving his current job. Mr Farre(...)

Image of the week. September 2010: Unfinished business at what was meant to have been the new headquarters of Anglo Irish Bank, and has since become the new Central Bank HQ. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In numbers: Bank bust fallout €35 billion Cost that the State has carried for the bailout of defunct lenders Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide B(...)

This sounds as though they are abusing your generosity as parents to try to sign you on as guarantors for the entire loan – with your own home as security. Photograph: Getty Images

We gifted a large sum of money to a son to help him buy a house. We were asked to sign a document to say it was a gift – quite right too. But the bac(...)

In the Bill, the discharge term for bankruptcy is reduced from three years to one year. Photograph: Getty Images

Legislation before Cabinet on Tuesday to reduce the term of bankruptcy to one year would be “the single most positive thing” the Government h(...)

Pat Farrell,  chief executive of the IBF from mid-2004 to June 2013, said there was  a recognition that the business models of the Irish activities of international banks operating here were “either flawed or could not be maintained as they sought to preserve capital and liquidity, and reduce costs”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former head of the Irish Banking Federation Pat Farrell lobbied the then government to have German bank Depfa included in the State’s blanket bank gua(...)

A file photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank executive Tom Browne (right) with the bank’s former chief executive David Drumm. The Oireachtas banking inquiry is to report Mr  Browne to An Garda Síochána for failing to provide a witness statement.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas banking inquiry is to report former Anglo Irish Bank executive Tom Browne to An Garda Síochána for failing to provide a witness stateme(...)

Brian Patterson, former chairman of the Financial Regulator: said they did not see the enormity of the risks being taken by the banks. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Another day, another seven hours of detailed testimony at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Liam O’Reilly, a former chief executive of the Financial Reg(...)

Former chairman of the Irish Financial Services Regulator Authority Brian Patterson said the authority could have done more and “done it sooner”. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial regulator at the time of the banking crisis was engaged in “principles-based regulation with not a lot of intrusion”, former chairman of(...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Work on the merger has been under way for some months with the new body led by IBF chief executive Noel Brett. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish Payments Services Organisation (IPSO) slipped into the red in what is set to be its final full year as a standalone body.IPSO recorded a de(...)

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