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(...)

Karlin Lillington: “We need to talk about the kind of city we want before more tech firms arrive”

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society managing director, Michael Fingleton, approved over €6 billion worth of property loans on which the lender su(...)

Michael Fingleton at Blackhall Place, Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Michael Fingleton, the former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) managing director, approved billions of euro in property loans on which the len(...)

Sean Dunne leaves the US Federal Court House on May 22nd, 2019 after giving testimony in his civil trial. Photograph: Douglas Healey

Bankrupt developer Sean Dunne failed to disclose to Irish Nationwide his reason for seeking a multimillion euro loan to complete the purchase of the S(...)

QIL was set up in 1996 by businessman Seán Quinn and went into administration in early 2010. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

A Central Bank inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at Quinn Insurance Limited (QIL)will commence public hearings next week. The company collapsed(...)

We have a ruling culture that has already forgotten everything that happened so recently. It has “moved on” into a bland technocratic desert where thinking about all big public projects is outsourced because that way no one has to take responsibility for the public good.  Photograph: Getty Images

When we think of the madness that is the National Broadband Plan (NBP), of €3 billion of public money for infrastructure that will be owned by a priva(...)

 AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

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