Davy stockbrokers in Dublin. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Davy was always a house of high finance, where professional investors made fortunes when markets were riding high. But in the broker’s entanglement wi(...)

Former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan: “Although there were better options than the blanket guarantee, none of them would have saved anything like all of the €35bn  or so that those banks cost us.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A month into the job as minister for finance, Brian Lenihan arranged in June 2008 to meet Trinity College Dublin economics professor Patrick Honohan. (...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane: his institution can make life awkward for the banks. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Show me the money,” Matthew Elderfield once famously challenged Sean Quinn, when the former financial regulator asked whether the businessman had the(...)

‘The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that it must wait and see what enforcement action will be taken against individuals in the banks. But we’ve waited at least six years and seen nothing.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

June 13th, 2013. Matthew Elderfield, the financial regulator who was brought in to restore some credibility to the Irish banking system after the grea(...)

Gareth Murphy, outgoing director of markets supervision at the Central Bank, is set to join Standard Life.

The Central Bank of Ireland’s outgoing director of markets supervision Gareth Murphy is set to join Edinburgh-based pensions giant Standard Life in a(...)

Gareth Murphy, director of markets supervision at the Central Bank: the bank has seen a series of high-profile departures in recent times

The Central Bank has lost another senior figure as Gareth Murphy, director of markets supervision, resigned his post after six years. Mr Murphy is un(...)

Jerry Beades, of the New Land League, talks to the media at Gorse Hill in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

If politics is show business for ugly people, then what is the courts system, especially as it pertains to publicity-conscious lay litigants? A clutch(...)

Matthew Elderfield. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Former head of regulation at the Central Bank Matthew Elderfield is to take up a new role with financial services group Nordea. Mr Elderfield, who l(...)

Patrick Honohan: His appointment was something of a watershed for the Central Bank, breaking the link of senior civil servants  being given this plum role at Dame Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Late next month Patrick Honohan will sign off as governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, after just more than six years in the role. His time as gov(...)

Pat Farrell,  chief executive of the IBF from mid-2004 to June 2013, said there was  a recognition that the business models of the Irish activities of international banks operating here were “either flawed or could not be maintained as they sought to preserve capital and liquidity, and reduce costs”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former head of the Irish Banking Federation Pat Farrell lobbied the then government to have German bank Depfa included in the State’s blanket bank gua(...)

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