Con Horan: both the occupants of his Dublin address, understood to be family, and neighbours, report he is resident there even though Mr Horan, through his solicitor, is telling the inquiry he is not.   Photograph: David Sleator

The inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society has run into a major roadblock. Surprisingly, given that the process was put in place by the Centra(...)

Con Horan resisted appearing before the INBS inquiry as he is now resident in the UK, the inquiry heard. File photograph: David Sleator

A former senior Irish financial regulator, Con Horan, failed to appear as scheduled on Monday at an ongoing inquiry into the now-defunct Irish Nationw(...)

Former INBS managing director Michael Fingleton, who is representing himself at the inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Fingleton, the former managing director of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), sought to establish at a Central Bank inquiry on Thursday(...)

INBS picked Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs in September 2007 to conduct a long-awaited sale of the building society.

Goldman Sachs, which was hired in 2007 to manage an abortive attempt to sell Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) before the financial crash, told(...)

Regulators had been sufficiently concerned about controls in INBS in late 2003 to increase the minimum level of capital held to 10 per cent of risk-weighted assets, the inquiry heard.

Central Bank teams overseeing lenders were so stretched before the financial crisis that much of their work involved “reactive supervision” rather tha(...)

The inquiry is seeking to establish if Michael Fingleton, the former chief executive of INBS, and three other former managers were involved in seven so-called contraventions at INBS between August 2004 and September 2008. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

An inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has been postponed until Wednesday due to one of the key parti(...)

The inquiry is seeking to establish if four former INBS managers were involved in seven so-called contraventions at the building society between August 2004 and September 2008. Photograph: Bloomberg

No approval for a €1 million loan advanced to a developer in 2006 by Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) was found by the society’s external audi(...)

The inquiry is seeking to establish if four former INBS managers were involved in seven so-called contraventions at the building society between August 2004 and September 2008. Photograph: Bloomberg

Loan book analysis at Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) and the grading system that underpinned that analysis was “next to useless” and did not(...)

Michael Fingleton arriving at the Irish Nationwide inquiry in February. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former board member of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has said he has “no reason to believe” that any correspondence from the financial re(...)

The first module of the inquiry is looking at whether the credit committee in INBS failed to adhere to internal policies. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) did not conduct any comprehensive annual credit review of its largest borrowers, an inquiry into alleged regu(...)

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