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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(...)

Michael Fingleton arriving at the Irish Nationwide inquiry at Blackhall Place. The former chief executive told the inquiry that September was his “holiday month”. File photograph: Alan Betson

German banking group Hypo Real Estate was one of the first to contact Michael Fingleton when the long-time Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) ch(...)

Concerns of the corporate watchdog about the extent of influence and control by Independent News & Media’s major shareholder Denis O’Brien over the media group is an important issue in Tuesday’s hearing of the application to appoint inspectors to INM.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Concerns of the corporate watchdog about the extent of influence and control by Independent News & Media’s major shareholder Denis O’Brien over th(...)

Former INBS managing director Michael Fingleton. Stan Purcell said  Mr Fingleton was appointed to its credit committee in 2001, and was “never off” the committee”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Nationwide’s two most senior executives clashed on Friday over Michael Fingleton’s membership of the critical credit committee at the now-failed(...)

Michael Fingleton objected to the inquiry hearing submissions in September because that’s his “holiday month”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) managing director Michael Fingleton has admitted he failed to read internal audit reports at the socie(...)

Former INBS managing director Michael Fingleton agreed that if he had taken his seat on a key bank committee, he could have ensured it was meeting commitments to regulators and auditors.

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) managing director Michael Fingleton agreed that if he had taken his seat on a key bank committee, he c(...)

 Former INBS managing director Michael Fingleton denies being on bank committee

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) managing director Michael Fingleton has denied that he was on the lender’s key credit committee even t(...)

The inquiry also heard Melody van der Berg, personal assistant to INBS’s then managing director, Michael Fingleton (above), had been unsuccessful in her efforts in December 2005 to secure minutes from credit committee member Tom McMenamin proving that the credit reviews were discussed. Photograph: Alan Betson

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has heard that executives circulated conflicting accounts internally in 2005 about its key cr(...)

The hearings into practices at Irish Nationwide will continue into next year. Photograph: Alan Betson

An inquiry into alleged lending practice breaches at Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has heard conflicting accounts from former chief executi(...)

Conroy Gold shareholder Patrick O Sullivan at the company’s egm in August. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The issuing of shares last Friday by Conroy Gold should have no effect on the issue of legal costs, the High Court heard on Wednesday. The case invo(...)

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