Patrick Honohan

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The clerk of the finance committee wrote to Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan requesting investigation of ‘all banks that had tracker products to establish if customers were overcharged’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Oireachtas finance committee has asked the Central Bank to investigate all Irish banks to determine if they have overcharged customers or incorrec(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: levy issue was raised with him  by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Financial regulation is an expensive business. Just ask the banks, insurance companies and investment funds that were told in August by the Central Ba(...)

‘The crisis may be over, but there are huge problems to be faced in the banking and financial sector and a big job to be done in managing relationships with Frankfurt.’ Above, the  European Central Bank   in Frankfurt. Photograph: EPA/FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN

A boffin or a bureaucrat? A banker or a bean counter? The debate is on about what kind of person is needed as the new governor of the Central Bank, to(...)

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will spend this month trawling through some of the contradictory evidence provided by witnesses questioned during its e(...)

Lucinda Creighton, party leader of Renua, launches a ten point plan for ‘Collaring the White Collar Criminals’ in front of Leinster House. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Senior bank officials who have been found to have recklessly lent money should face serious sanctions including imprisonment, Renua Ireland has advoca(...)

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(...)

Cathy Herbert, former special adviser to Brian Lenihan, arrives at the banking inquiry at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Brian Cowen did not overrule Brian Lenihan on the night the blanket bank guarantee was introduced, the Oireachtas banking inquiry heard on Thursday. C(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving to the Banking Inquiry at Leinster House. Photograph: Collins

Brian Cowen: the Evidence – Part II. This dealt with his time as Taoiseach from May 2008 to March 2011. There were three key themes: the night of the (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen said he did not believe Patrick Honohan was one of those briefing against Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

EU institutions sought to bounce Ireland into a bailout programme in late 2010 by providing selective leaks to international media, former taoiseach B(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arrives at the Dáil before giving evidence to the banking inquiry. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen said it was not his intention to deceive the Irish public about its talks in November 2010 with the European Union and In(...)

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