Brian O’Farrell: “The business culture in Germany is more formal and perhaps more serious than in Ireland.”

The 1980s were a gloomy time in Ireland. The economy was in dire straits, employment prospects were dreadful and thousands emigrated to find work. Br(...)

Court appearance: Former Anglo banker David Drumm faces 33 charges  including creating  a  false and misleading impression and giving unlawful financial assistance. Photograph: Thinkstock

David Drumm, of 73 Old Colony road, Wellesley, Massachusetts, US. Date of birth: November 7th, 1966 That you the said accused did on diverse days bet(...)

There were four bidders in the final shake-up for developer Brian O’Farrell’s portfolio. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patron Capital Partners has acquired loans with a face value of €225 million associated with Brian O’Farrell, the north Dublin developer and auctionee(...)

“I said what about the regulator and your man said sure they’ll be delighted with it” - Sean FitzPatrick on David Drumm talking about the deal (...)

Brian O’Farrell: he is one of the so-called Maple 10 developers loaned money by Anglo Irish Bank to buy shares that were formerly contracts for difference held by Seán Quinn. Photograph: Collins Courts

Four bids have been received by the National Asset Management Agency for loans with a face-value of €225 million associated wi(...)

MIchael O’Higgins SC: “The rowing boat actually had the capacity to sink the aircraft carrier”

Witnesses Dermot Kieran, former senior manager in group finance, Anglo Irish Bank. Brian O’Far(...)

Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: PA The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan (left), William McAteer (centre) and Seán FitzPatrick is continuing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm told one of the ‘Maple 10’ investors in July 2008 that if the hole in the bank wasn’t plugg(...)

 There is no plan to run down Nama’s loan book ahead of its scheduled wind-down date of 2020 but Minister for Finance Michael Noonan remains open to expressions of interest for large chunks of the loan book, a spokesman for the Department of Finance said. Photograph: David Sleator

The National Asset Management Agency will place some €2 billion in loans on the market this week. Most of the borrowing(...)