David Drumm, chief executive and Sean Fitzpatrick, chairman Anglo Irish Bank at the Company’s AGM in 2006. Photograph: Alan Betson

The brashness of Anglo Irish Bank was always part of how the outside world reacted to it and that is all the more true now that we have been privy to (...)

David Drumm argues that a misleading picture is being created by the Anglo recordings as they do not include conversations he and other Anglo executives had with the Financial Regulator, the Department of Finance and the Central Bank. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The latest snippets of conversation from the “Anglo tapes” over the weekend widened the range of characters and topics in the affair.They also served (...)

David Drumm,  ex-chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank: ‘I don’t think he [Lenihan] gets it’. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm said he would “punch” then minister for finance Brian Lenihan in a bid to secure funding for the distress(...)

The terms of reference for the inquiry will be drafted over the summer and it is expected that the committee will begin its work in September.

All the signs are that a banking inquiry will kick off this September under a new law that will not allow a final report that attributes blame.An inqu(...)

 Micheal Fingleton: claimed €4,000 for entertaining developers Seán Mulryan and Louis Scully, solicitor Paul Wallace and others at Annabel’s private club in London. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Michael Fingleton spent €3,255 on a present for businessman Michael Smurfit from a liquor store and claimed the money as an expense against Irish Nati(...)

The former Irish Nationwide headquarters in Dublin

The special liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation have told the Commercial Court former Irish Nationwide Building Society chairman Michael (...)

The former Nationwide premises on Grand Parade.

The special liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation are believed to have served legal papers on four former directors(...)

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