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Gordon Elliott: the story of the trainer sitting atop a deceased racehorse makes all the running. Photograph: PA Wire

In a busy news week of financial shenanigans and unravelling civic obedience, one story in particular makes the running – if that’s the right phrase t(...)

Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra: driving Drivetime to new heights

Wear masks, make short trips to households for goodies and avoid the viral menace lurking at every turn: listening to the advice for safe seasonal cel(...)

Ronnie Hanna has been informed that he is not to face charges in relation to the £1.2 billion sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland assets portfolio to US investment fund Cerberus. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former senior Nama executive Ronnie Hanna has been informed that he is not to face charges in relation to Project Eagle, the £1.2 billion sale of Nama(...)

Cerberus bought the Project Eagle loans in 2014.

The Government has granted a three-month extension to the judge-led inquiry examining the 2014 Project Eagle sale of billions of euro worth of debt by(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out suspending the work of Nama pending the final report of the investigation into the sale of the (...)

The new controversialist: Shane Coleman. Photograph: Newstalk

As he settles into his on-air partnership with new co-presenter Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays), Shane Coleman has been recalibrating (...)

Cerberus bought the loans, collectively called Project Eagle and worth around £4 billion, at a discount in April 2014 from Nama. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New figures show that the US vulture fund that bought State assets agency Nama’s Northern Ireland property loans in a controversial deal had collected(...)

Peter Branigan in the basement room of 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin, where he was born. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If these walls could talk . . . Well actually, if you put the gentle squeeze on them, they do. Just inside the large front door of 14 Henrietta Stree(...)

Nama sold its Northern Ireland property loans portfolio, Project Eagle, to US vulture fund Cerberus in 2014.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Asset Management Agency’s failure to hand over certain documentation regarding its controversial Project Eagle sale in Northern Ireland h(...)

 A spokesman for the Department of Finance said:  “As it is and will continue to be an important issue for the State, it will continue to be appropriately resourced.” Photograph: Reuters

The costs involved in fighting the case for Ireland to take up to €15 billion in tax from Apple have now risen above €4.6 million. Legal bills, (...)

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