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(...)

Former INBS chief executive Michael Fingleton and former chairman  Michael Walsh: ‘There was a lot of lending in January 2008.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) continued lending as the financial crisis deepened in 2008 despite a board decision to stop, former chairman (...)

AIB whistleblower Eugene McErlean, who exposed overcharging. Photograph: Eric Luke

Throughout his career as an elected politician, Pat Rabbitte’s greatest flaw was that he always seemed terribly pleased at how he had turned out. Th(...)

Connaught House on Burlington Road in Dublin, where the offices of IBRC are. Photograph: Alan Betson

The settlement agreement between the Quinn offspring and Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) is a landmark moment in the history of the state-own(...)

IBRC, formed from the remains of Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society, was the first Irish entity to engage in the large-scale sale of non-performing loans. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The State’s recession-era involvement in the financial sector cost billions and will have an impact for years to come. From bailouts to nationalisatio(...)

Michael Fingleton arriving at the INBS inquiry, at Blackhall Place, Dublin, last May. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A stalled inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at Irish Nationwide Building Society is seeking to get back on track, but former INBS managing dire(...)

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