Kevin Cardiff

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John Moran: ‘If you look at everything I’m involved in, there’s always a challenge at the heart of it.’ Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

John Moran, the former mandarin who was at the heart of some testy exchanges with EU paymasters during Ireland’s bailout years, may be an unlikely ste(...)

President of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne. The court said the State was on course to achieve its  2025   broadband targets

Ireland is not the only EU state struggling to resolve the problem of rural broadband, representatives of the European Court of Auditors have said. T(...)

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, (...)

The then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, during a  press conference at Government Buildings in September 2008 where he said the government had decided to guarantee all deposits in Irish banks. Photograph. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.

Two hundred and eighty words. That is how long the government’s blanket guarantee for the State’s banks was when it was published at around 6.45am on (...)

Kevin Cardiff: Department of Finance’s most senior civil servant during the financial crisis. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin Cardiff, former secretary general in the Department of Finance, has joined the board of KBC Bank Ireland as a non-executive director. Mr Cardif(...)

The Government has nominated a number of senior judges to positions, though two vacancies on the Supreme Court remain outstanding. It has also nomin(...)

The longest trial in Irish criminal history centred on a €7.2 billion transaction between Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Life & Permanent

There was no commercial substance to a series of transactions in September 2008 between Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Life & Permanent and their only(...)

 Matt Moran, former chief financial officer of Anglo Irish Bank: he said when it  became known that Irish Life & Permanent had recorded  transactions in their accounts as netted some of his colleagues were “very annoyed”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The main auditor of Anglo Irish Bank was uncomfortable and concerned in February 2009 about an allegedly circular billion-euro transaction between Ang(...)

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(...)

Kevin Cardiff told taoiseach Brian Cowen that Anglo should be taken over by the State and ‘soft’ guarantees made for other banks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin Cardiff was second secretary general of the Department of Finance from 2006 to 2010 and secretary general from 2010 to February 2012; he joined(...)

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