Analysing its fall from grace, Fiona Walsh explains how the antics of Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley made a bad situation even worse for Debenhams, arguing that his headline grabbing shenanigans are not so amusing when jobs are involved

Economic growth in the Republic of Ireland is expected to decline this year and next, according to a new forecast from the IMF. It warned that global (...)

Former INBS chief executive Michael Fingleton and former chairman  Michael Walsh: ‘There was a lot of lending in January 2008.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) continued lending as the financial crisis deepened in 2008 despite a board decision to stop, former chairman (...)

Irish banks must hold as much as three times the amount of capital reserves against mortgages as the European average, due to the loan arrears crisis after the crash. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Non-bank lenders offer the greatest hope of driving down Irish mortgage rates, as the State’s banks – charging well above the European average – must (...)

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 (...)

The case opened in the High Court on Tuesday before Mr Justice Tony O’Connor. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A British businessman has challenged Irish Bank Resolution Corporation’s refusal to recognise a judgment for £113 million (€128 million) obtained by h(...)

Foxtons, which had been a symbol of the British capital’s property boom, closed six of its branches last year. Photograph: iStock

London-focussed estate agent Foxtons on Wednesday said it expected an 80 per cent drop in 2018 adjusted core earnings, hit by a fall in sales volumes (...)

Bernard Byrne’s decision in October to hand in his notice have all but killed off any prospects of Paschal Donohoe approaching the market with more AIB shares any time soon

A decade after Irish banks threatened the solvency of the State, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could be forgiven for still not wanting to liste(...)

Taxpayers committed €29.3 billion to Anglo and €5.4 billion to INBS during the financial crisis, and face a minimal recovery on this, if anything. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A group of Anglo Irish Bank junior bondholders, who resisted attempts to make them share the failed lender’s losses, are set to recoup all that they a(...)

Patrick Honohan: The then Central Bank governor told Department of Finance officials in 2015 there was a “moral case”  to find a way to prevent Anglo junior bondholders recovering anything.

The Attorney General’s Office warned the Government it could not prevent a likely repayment of almost €270 million owed to a group of junior bondholde(...)

The IBRC offices in 2013 at Connaught House on Burlington Road.

A group of Anglo Irish Bank junior bondholders, who rebuffed attempts to make them share the failed lender’s losses, are now set to recover all of the(...)

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