Former chief executive of Ulster Bank Cormac McCarthy speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry.

Former chief executive of Ulster Bank Cormac McCarthy has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry that the late former minister for finance Brian Lenihan (...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher speaking before the banking inquiry during its “nexus” phase. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard that Bank of Ireland (B of I) knew it might need assistance in the months leading to the bank guarantee.Speak(...)

Does Brian Cowen merit him being grilled for up to 20 hours when the executives who actually led the banks and almost bankrupted the State have only been required to spend about four hours each in the witness box?

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry resumes today with Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher appearing in the morning followed after lunch by Corm(...)

Called to appear at the banking inquiry: Richie Boucher, Michael Buckley, Richard Burrows, Laurence Crowley, Frank Daly, Donal Forde, Robert Gallagher, Dermot Gleeson, Brian Goggin, Cormac McCarthy, Brendan McDonagh, Eugene Sheehy, Michael Torpey

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher is one of 13 witnesses who have been summoned to appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry from next(...)

David Butler’s latest novel City of Dis is published by New Island.

David Butler is the author of three novels: The Last European (Wynkin de Worde 2005); The Judas Kiss (New Island 2012); City of Dis (New Island 2014);(...)

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Albums recorded in unusual settings tend to be imbued with a special feeling. Brigid Power Ryce’s I Told You The Truth EP was recorded in St Nichol(...)

Allow me to begin in cryptic fashion. At some point in the past few years, the producers of a low-budget film – made, we’ll admit, on this isla(...)

Naomi Watts in Diana: “vulgar, tasteless and nonsensical without ever skirting the status of camp classic”

Elsewhere in this issue we discuss those film-makers who are discovering new routes towards excellence. This fellow breaks fresh ground. This other ch(...)

Film review: The Counsellor

THE COUNSELLOR *Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Rubén Blades, Rosie Pere(...)

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington: “The fanatics barricaded in the Capitol dug in, determined to tear down what their idols, the founding fathers, had built.” Photograph: Getty Images

An ape sits where Abe sat.The year is 2084, in the capital of the land formerly called north America. The peeling columns of the Lincoln Memorial, and(...)

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