Lollipop questioning: Páraic Duffy, John Delaney and Philip Browne. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

To the national parliament, where the heads of the country’s three biggest sporting bodies got a demonstration of how not to run a committee meeting. (...)

John Delaney: batted away the issue of the €5 million rather casually, insisting  concluding that the FAI  had issued a detailed statement about it at the time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John Delaney would have known from experience that he had nothing much to fear from his date with the members of the Joint Committee on Transport, To(...)

 Denis Casey: took regulator’s admonition on board that Irish banks needed to “circle the wagons” . Photograph: Collins Courts

Denis Casey, who qualified as an accountant in the early 1980s, earned his stripes working for Irish Life Assurance doing weekly door-to- door cash co(...)

In his February ruling, the judge described the transactions as “classic back-to-back transactions, done for public optics only,” and said there was ample evidence that they were “totally illegal and fraudulent”.

The view as to whether Judge Martin Nolan would jail any of the former bankers convicted in the Anglo Irish Bank/Irish Permanent case was always a tus(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod at the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar. Photo: Alison Laredo

Maria Bailey Dún Laoghaire I wouldn’t be supportive of the calls for him to stand aside by September. The most important thing is for us to foc(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said on Monday he had no ‘intention of being diverted from that work that I have undertaken and for which I have received a mandate to fulfil’.

After a morning of public debate amongst Fine Gael TDs about the future of his leadership, Enda Kenny has insisted he will not be diverted from his po(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Close supporters of Mr  Kenny are considering tabling a motion of confidence in his leadership to the party’s TDs and Senators this week. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Close supporters of Taoiseach Enda Kenny are considering tabling a motion of confidence in his leadership to the party’s TDs and Senators this week. (...)

Fngers have already begun to wag in relation to the Government’s commitment to EU deficit and debt targets, and Enda Kenny could be forgiven for wishing the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) had waited for the Troika to depart before delivering its latest economic assessment.

The Troika returned to Dublin this week to check we can still run the economy, and there is sure to have been mixed feelings among the delegation as r(...)

Denis Casey: former chief executive of ILP. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The prosecution of suspected white-collar crimes arising from the latter days of the much-despised Anglo Irish Bank is proving a very costly affair. (...)

The longest trial in Irish criminal history centred on a €7.2 billion transaction between Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Life & Permanent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The marathon criminal trial involving a conspiracy to mislead investors and the public as to the financial health of Anglo Irish Bank in 2008 has ill(...)

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