The Central Bank set up the inquiry into the actions of five former INBS executives and directors, including its long-standing managing director Michael Fingleton. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A multimillion euro Central Bank-ordered inquiry into the now-defunct Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), where public hearings started almost t(...)

Mespil Estate on Sussex Road in Dublin 4. Photograph: David Sleator

Since it was first built in the 1950s, the Mespil Estate on Sussex Road in Dublin 4 has been the subject of both fascination and obsession for investo(...)

Michael Fingleton, former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society. The decision to drop the case against him has been a long time coming. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) Michael Fingleton came out fighting when an inquiry into alleged regulatory breache(...)

Michael Fingleton at the INBS inquiry in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Central Bank of Ireland inquiry into former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive Michael Fingleton has been terminated due to his ill (...)

Michael Fingleton snr, former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society, arriving at a Central Bank Inquiry, Black Hall Place.Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Fingleton jnr, the son of the former managing director of now-defunct Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), has asked an inquiry into the (...)

The inquiry heard that Michael Fingleton personally approved all profit-share loans. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) had no policy for managing billions of euros in high-risk profit-share loans to property developers despite c(...)

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society managing director Michael Fingleton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 30 per cent of Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) commercial property loans had been given to property developers for more than 100 per (...)

Michael Fingleton jnr worked closely with INBS’s one-time UK head, Gary McCollum, who was based in Belfast, in managing the group’s UK €4.4 billion loan book up until early 2010.

Michael Fingleton jnr, son of the former managing director of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), failed to turn up at a scheduled appearance be(...)

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(...)

The inquiry heard last week that INBS had €6 billion of commercial property loans tied to profit-share agreements by 2008.

The increased reliance of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) on lending to property developers through profit-share agreements during the boom e(...)

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