Eugene Sheehy

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BPFI CEO Brian Hayes: His plea for bankers to be able to speak their minds on major issues affecting their sector, and the economy at large, might get a better hearing if bankers weren’t so reluctant to apologise for their mistakes.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Free speech is the cornerstone of every democracy so bravo to Brian Hayes for saying that bankers here should not be put on the “bold step” for expres(...)

KBC chief executive Johan Thijs: ‘Let’s now stop doing all the nitty-gritty stuff, which is an administrative hampering of the development of the financial institution  – and the financial market as a whole in Ireland.’

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs figured he was among his own kind when he let rip on a conference call with financial analysts on Thursday, bemo(...)

 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, (...)

 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(...)

Joe Kennedy, the wealthy father to a US president, famously sold his shares before the 1929 Wall Street Crash after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tip(...)

AIB: heading back to the private sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As speculation of an imminent announcement on the long-awaited return of AIB to the main stock markets in Dublin and London went into overdrive last w(...)

October 2008: AIB chief executive Eugene Sheehy rules out bailout. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

August 2008: AIB reports a €1.28 billion pretax profit for the first half of 2008. Pays €270 million dividend to shareholders as most other banks glob(...)

Maurice Sheehy: Claims Fleet is fully funded from private investors and that he has put €300,000 of his own money into it. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

An Irish entrepreneur is to launch a new service which he claims will be to car rental what Airbnb is now to traditional holiday accommodation. Flee(...)

Kevin Cardiff: Brian Cowen was “calm and in charge” on the night of the fateful bank guarantee meeting. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government put together a “fighting fund” of about €20 billion in advance of the meeting on September 29th, 2008, that led to a blanket bank guara(...)

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