Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Cowen Former taoiseach Brian Cowen retired from politics in February 2011, having served as leader since May 2008. The Co Offaly politician, (...)

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 (...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm pictured leaving court   with his solicitor Michael Staines. Photograph: Collins Courts

The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm, has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting in a tria(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey in his dressing gown moments after Brazilian police arrived at his hotel.

No one will ever know exactly what was going through the mind of Pat Hickey on the morning of August 17th when Brazilian police knocked on his door a(...)

John Delaney, Pat Hickey, and Delaney’s partner Emma English. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Pat Hickey has more on his mind right now than domestic matters. But as things stand the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has an interim president. (...)

Goodbody Stockbrokers is forecasting a net profit of €980 million for Bank of Ireland for 2015. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Bank of Ireland is expected to signal a resumption of dividend payments to shareholders when its publishes its full-year financial results for 2015 t(...)

Patrick Neary: the then financial regulator accepted the bank guarantee was a ‘throw of the dice’. Photograph: David Sleator

Anglo Irish Bank executives still believed after the 2008 bank guarantee that it would be Ireland’s most profitable bank – just two months before it w(...)

Richard Burrows, who was Bank of Ireland chairman in 2008, outlined in  detail yesterday the events of September 29th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The night of September 29th, 2008, will be forever be etched in the history of the Republic, with the then government issuing a systemic guarantee th(...)

Former Governor of Bank of Ireland Richard Burrows has said the Government could have avoided a blanket guarantee if it accepted the € 4 billion from it and Allied Irish Bank.

Former governor of Bank of Ireland Richard Burrows has said the Central Bank had no plan in place if Anglo Irish Bank was to default.Mr Burrows, appea(...)

Richie Boucher Group Chief Executive and Bank of Ireland Group pictured at the companies preliminary results for 2014, in a new branch of Bank of Ireland in Grand Canal Square. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bank of Ireland has provided about 6,000 documents to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, its chief executive Richie Boucher has said.Speaking at a press (...)

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