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 AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Cowen Former taoiseach Brian Cowen retired from politics in February 2011, having served as leader since May 2008. The Co Offaly politician, (...)

Anglo Irish Bank: in 2007 David Drumm (left, with chairman Seán Fitzpatrick) was paid €3.3 million, €2 million of it as a bonus for his magnificent stewardship. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ever had that slightly weird sensation of reading a newspaper headline and thinking, Oh, that’s good news? And then you read the story itself and real(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm pictured leaving court   with his solicitor Michael Staines. Photograph: Collins Courts

The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm, has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting in a tria(...)

Richie Boucher: variously described as driven, committed, focused, resolute, and hardworking. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Given his age (59 in August), length of service (14 years, eight as chief executive) and the fact that Bank of Ireland has embarked on a substantial p(...)

Patrick Neary: the then financial regulator accepted the bank guarantee was a ‘throw of the dice’. Photograph: David Sleator

Anglo Irish Bank executives still believed after the 2008 bank guarantee that it would be Ireland’s most profitable bank – just two months before it w(...)

Bernard McNamara: Almost all of them (directors) have since been recruited to senior positions by Nama receivers. Photograph: Collins

Developer Bernard McNamara has claimed receivers for the National Asset Management Agency hired directors from his company after it was wound down. Mr(...)

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will spend this month trawling through some of the contradictory evidence provided by witnesses questioned during its e(...)

Kevin Cardiff: the senior banking official at the department on the night of the guarantee, September 29th, 2008, he is to appear before the committee on Thursday morning. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

The banking inquiry is to meet today to discuss whether to pursue matter of the alleged leaking of official documents provided by a forthcoming cont(...)

Richard Burrows, who was Bank of Ireland chairman in 2008, outlined in  detail yesterday the events of September 29th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The night of September 29th, 2008, will be forever be etched in the history of the Republic, with the then government issuing a systemic guarantee th(...)

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