The inquiry also heard Melody van der Berg, personal assistant to INBS’s then managing director, Michael Fingleton (above), had been unsuccessful in her efforts in December 2005 to secure minutes from credit committee member Tom McMenamin proving that the credit reviews were discussed. Photograph: Alan Betson

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has heard that executives circulated conflicting accounts internally in 2005 about its key cr(...)

Inquiry chairwoman Marian Shanley was informed on Friday that the inquiry will “have an answer” on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week as to whether the documents can be recovered. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The inquiry into alleged breaches of lending practices at Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) will know next week whether a diary kept by the for(...)

Michael Fingleton:  The answers given by former personal assistant Melody van der Berg were cut short on several occasions by her former boss. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Fingleton, erstwhile managing director of Irish Nationwide Building Society, is representing himself at the ongoing inquiry into alleged “cont(...)

Michael Fingleton: The answers given by former personal assistant Melody van der Berg were cut short on several occasions by her former boss. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Fingleton, erstwhile managing director of Irish Nationwide Building Society, is representing himself at the ongoing inquiry into alleged “cont(...)

Michael Fingleton, who is representing himself at the inquiry, began a cross-examination of Melody van der Berg and this will continue at a second day of evidence by the former personal assistant on Wednesday.

An inquiry into the actions of four former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) senior managers in the lead-up to the financial crisis will keep t(...)