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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 (...)

 Denis Casey: took regulator’s admonition on board that Irish banks needed to “circle the wagons” . Photograph: Collins Courts

Denis Casey, who qualified as an accountant in the early 1980s, earned his stripes working for Irish Life Assurance doing weekly door-to- door cash co(...)

Judge Martin, in his February ruling, said he found Casey’s testimony to be believable and that in his view Central Bank governor John Hurley (above) and the Financial Regulator, Pat Neary, were very ‘hands on’ in relation to the ‘green jersey’ agenda. The two men ‘knew exactly what they were up to’ and exactly what the problem was.

Advice from the Financial Regulator that the Irish banks should enter into a secret “green jersey” agenda to help each other get through the 2008 fina(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick: said he  could not have proceeded with the deal without his chief executive’s approval

A former bank executive has denied that he was on a solo run in executing an allegedly back-to-back €1 billion deal with Anglo Irish Bank, a court has(...)

Denis Casey,  group chief executive of ILP from May, 2007 until February, 2009, told gardaí that Anglo misrepresented the deposit from his bank to achieve its  stated aim of bolstering its  deposits figure.

A former bank chief accused of conspiracy to mislead investors told gardaí that he had authorised a €7.2 billion deal with Anglo Irish Bank because he(...)

 Former chief executive of Irish Life & Permanent, Denis Casey  Pic: Collins Courts.

A former bank chief accused of conspiracy to mislead investors told gardaí­ that the Financial Regulator told him in March 2008 to support a “green je(...)

Brian Patterson, former chairman of the Financial Regulator: said they did not see the enormity of the risks being taken by the banks. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Another day, another seven hours of detailed testimony at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Liam O’Reilly, a former chief executive of the Financial Reg(...)

Brian Lenihan, who was minister for finance on the night of the bank guarantee: the notes include minutes from two meetings held on September 29th, 2008, in Government Buildings

Bank guarantee notes The Department of Finance is considering whether to give the Oireachtas banking inquiry two notes from the night of the bank guar(...)

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the banking inquiry  at Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty expects the public will be frustrated by what they see, while Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath believes there will be no “eart(...)

Willie McAteer, former director of finance at Anglo Irish Bank, leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two former Anglo Irish Bank directors will not be sent to jail after a judge said it would be unjust to impri(...)

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