The inquiry heard that the nature of the profit-sharing agreements exceeded INBS’s normal appetite for risk and left it more exposed during the downturn

Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) credit risk department was “racing from crisis to crisis” before the financial crash and had no role in ass(...)

Former INBS chief executive Michael Fingleton and former chairman  Michael Walsh: ‘There was a lot of lending in January 2008.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) continued lending as the financial crisis deepened in 2008 despite a board decision to stop, former chairman (...)

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(...)

Former director Michael Fingleton arriving at the inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society. File photograph: Eric Luke

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) is set to consider this week how it can proceed with public hearings that have effectively be(...)

Tom McMenamin was one of four senior executives at INBS that have been subject to an ongoing public inquiry into matters at INBS between August, 2004 and the end of September, 2008, when the State was forced to step in and guarantee its six main lenders.

The Central Bank has fined Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) former head of commercial lending, Tom McMenamin, €23,000 and barred him from a (...)

Irish Nationwide Building Society. KPMG had been INBS’s external auditor for three decades.

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society has given two partners of the failed lender’s long-time auditors, KPMG, a final deadline of December(...)

Michael Fingleton, one of four former INBS executives subject to the inquiry into seven alleged contraventions at the lender between August 2004 and September 2008.  File photograph: Alan Betson

An inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at now-defunct Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has been unable to resume hearings since the summe(...)

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(...)

Former INBS  chief executive Michael Fingleton, arriving at the inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Central Bank has refused to disclose its mounting multimillion-euro legal bill for the ongoing inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society (INB(...)

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(...)

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