John Stanley Purcell’s evidence to the inquiry mainly considered technical issues surrounding his interaction with the credit committee in his role as the finance director of INBS.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) director John Stanley Purcell cannot recollect a series of key events at the institution in the run-up(...)

Michael Fingleton is representing himself at the Irish Nationwide inquiry.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) chief executive Michael Fingleton had influence over a key committee at the bank that was meant to gua(...)

INBS’s former managing director, Michael Fingleton: he highlighted that commercial loan applications were processed to the extent that they would only progress to the credit committee if they were “almost certain to be approved”

Irish Nationwide Building Society’s credit committee recommended billions of pounds of overseas loans from its Belfast base to the board for approval (...)

The inquiry is in its first phase, looking at allegations that the credit committee failed to adhere to its terms of reference. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Nationwide Building Society’s former head of commercial lending, Tom McMenamin, has conceded that agendas for credit committee meetings at the l(...)

Irish Nationwide Building Society HQ in 2010: credit committee acted against its own rules in recommending the lender’s board approve hundreds of millions of euro of loans during the boom. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) credit committee acted against its own rules in recommending the lender’s board approve hundreds of million(...)

INBS cost taxpayers €5.4 billion to rescue during the financial crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A partner with Deloitte Ireland, which reviewed Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) commercial lending practices before the financial crash, sa(...)

Freight in Dublin port. Border delays and additional red tape could cut trade in goods between Ireland and the UK, new research has found.

The market value of Independent News & Media has rallied by 19 per cent in recent weeks as it has emerged that a buyer has been actively purchasin(...)

 Former INBS managing director Michael Fingleton arriving at the inquiry. Photograph Gareth Chaney/Collins

The former chairman of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), Michael Walsh, told an inquiry into the lender that an erroneous report in early Sept(...)

INBS’s former chairman Michael Walsh, who told the inquiry into the building society that  non-executive directors were becoming increasingly frustrated with its top two executives in the lead-up to the financial crash. File photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Nationwide Building Society’s former chairman, Michael Walsh, has said the lender’s board had become clearly frustrated with its top two executi(...)

The inquiry was told former INBS chief Michael Fingleton “was a font of knowledge”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A former financial regulator has agreed to appear before the ongoing inquiry into the now-defunct Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS). Con Horan(...)

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