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#Bank Guarantee

# bank-guarantee - Sunday 30 September, 2018

'That’s insane… did they guarantee everything?': Reliving the night of the bank bailout
# Opinion
# Opinion

'That’s insane… did they guarantee everything?': Reliving the night of the bank bailout

Sep 30th 2018, 9:30 PM 33,258 Views 66 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan was Labour TD Joan Burton’s economic advisor on the night of the bank guarantee. He recounts that fateful night here.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Government urged to use €3.8 billion from AIB sale to 'build homes, hospitals and schools'
# Return On Investment
# Return On Investment

Government urged to use €3.8 billion from AIB sale to 'build homes, hospitals and schools'

Jun 13th 2017, 9:34 AM 11,611 Views 48 Comments

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said that the Irish people “sacrificed so much to protect our banking system”.

# bank-guarantee - Friday 26 May, 2017

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank
# YOU CAN BANK ON IT
# YOU CAN BANK ON IT

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank

May 26th 2017, 2:55 PM 9,219 Views 2 Comments

It is one of only a handful of its kind in Europe.

# bank-guarantee - Friday 14 April, 2017

Jonathan Sugarman: 'We may wake up tomorrow and need another bank guarantee'
# Bubble And Burst
# Bubble And Burst

Jonathan Sugarman: 'We may wake up tomorrow and need another bank guarantee'

Apr 14th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,957 Views 58 Comments

The former Unicredit executive said his life was ‘utterly destroyed’ after he came forward about breaches.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered

Feb 28th 2017, 8:30 PM 15,467 Views 26 Comments

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is among those to have paid tribute to Mathews, saying Ireland is “a poorer place” without him.

# bank-guarantee - Monday 14 December, 2015

Bertie says crisis caused by 'Joe Soap and Mary Soap' getting too many loans
# The Life Of Bert
# The Life Of Bert

Bertie says crisis caused by 'Joe Soap and Mary Soap' getting too many loans

Dec 14th 2015, 7:45 PM 59,440 Views 283 Comments

The former taoiseach has given the BBC his verdict on the cause of Ireland’s financial meltdown.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Bertie: I'd absolutely nothing to do with the bank guarantee
# The Life Of Bert
# The Life Of Bert

Bertie: I'd absolutely nothing to do with the bank guarantee

Oct 20th 2015, 7:58 PM 15,621 Views 73 Comments

The former taoiseach said he had “long left government” by the time of the September 2008 guarantee. He was gone four months.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters
# Dread Letter Days
# Dread Letter Days

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters

Sep 10th 2015, 11:08 PM 11,057 Views 39 Comments

Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.

# bank-guarantee - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Seán FitzPatrick WON'T have to answer questions about his time at Anglo
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Seán FitzPatrick WON'T have to answer questions about his time at Anglo

Jul 14th 2015, 10:34 PM 12,386 Views 0 Comments

Bad news for the committee.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?
# Sitting Around
# Sitting Around

Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?

Jul 9th 2015, 6:14 PM 14,063 Views 11 Comments

Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.

Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was "very painful"
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was "very painful"

Jul 9th 2015, 2:20 PM 19,578 Views 33 Comments

Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry
# The Life Of Brian
# The Life Of Brian

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry

Jul 8th 2015, 11:15 PM 17,907 Views 44 Comments

The former Taoiseach defended the bank guarantee and got a badly-needed toilet break.

Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo
# Conspiracy Theories
# Conspiracy Theories

Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo

Jul 8th 2015, 2:35 PM 22,750 Views 93 Comments

The former Taoiseach also said he underestimated the impact of the IMF coming to town.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 2 July, 2015

9 things we've learned from Brian Cowen at the banking inquiry (so far)
# The Life Of Brian
# The Life Of Brian

9 things we've learned from Brian Cowen at the banking inquiry (so far)

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:13 PM 47,338 Views 77 Comments

The former Taoiseach came out swinging at a lengthy hearing in Leinster House today. §

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry
Live Jul 2nd 2015, 2:45 PM

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'

Jun 24th 2015, 4:25 PM 25,068 Views 37 Comments

A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.

# bank-guarantee - Friday 19 June, 2015

'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke
# Fianna Fáil Family
# Fianna Fáil Family

'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke

Jun 19th 2015, 9:58 AM 13,517 Views 62 Comments

The former minister has said Brian Cowen’s evidence at the banking inquiry will be “very illuminating”.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
# Good Guys Vs Bad Guys
# Good Guys Vs Bad Guys

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'

Jun 18th 2015, 4:00 PM 21,107 Views 54 Comments

A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

“Bertie clearly wanted to get a lot off his chest"
# Fianna Fáil Vs Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil Vs Fianna Fáil

“Bertie clearly wanted to get a lot off his chest"

Jun 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 35,106 Views 35 Comments

Mary O’Rourke has revealed her thoughts on Bertie Ahern’s comments about Brian Lenihan.

Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'

Jun 17th 2015, 6:58 PM 19,687 Views 20 Comments

The former secretary general at the Department of Finance has been giving evidence at the banking inquiry.

# bank-guarantee - Monday 1 June, 2015

'Whatever questions are put to Brian he won't be found wanting'
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

'Whatever questions are put to Brian he won't be found wanting'

Jun 1st 2015, 8:30 AM 12,382 Views 90 Comments

We asked Barry Cowen about his brother’s appearance before the banking inquiry next month.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Patrick Neary is 'deeply sorry' but the banks 'should have known what they were doing'
# The Regulator
# The Regulator

Patrick Neary is 'deeply sorry' but the banks 'should have known what they were doing'

May 28th 2015, 3:55 PM 22,500 Views 138 Comments

One TD was paraphrasing Oscar Wilde at the banking inquiry today.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'
# No Dissenter
# No Dissenter

'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'

May 21st 2015, 6:04 PM 19,232 Views 101 Comments

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'On the night of the guarantee there was an announcement and we all went home to bed'
# Sweet Dreams
# Sweet Dreams

'On the night of the guarantee there was an announcement and we all went home to bed'

May 14th 2015, 4:51 PM 16,213 Views 50 Comments

The Bank of Ireland’s former governor said Brian Cowen was the one who suddenly dropped the news.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Bank of Ireland CEO: 'We can repay people financially, but not morally'
# We All Partied
# We All Partied

Bank of Ireland CEO: 'We can repay people financially, but not morally'

May 6th 2015, 1:28 PM 22,854 Views 67 Comments

Richie Boucher said bankers’ pre-crash salaries were “relatively generous”.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?

Apr 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,441 Views 67 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Former AIB chief: 'I'm very sorry ... I feel deeply disappointed every day'
# Panic On The Streets
# Panic On The Streets

Former AIB chief: 'I'm very sorry ... I feel deeply disappointed every day'

Apr 29th 2015, 3:38 PM 19,866 Views 58 Comments

Eugene Sheehy said the bank took too many risks and he could have stopped this from happening.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Why bankers have to swear by almighty God to tell the truth - and what happens if they don't
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Why bankers have to swear by almighty God to tell the truth - and what happens if they don't

Apr 23rd 2015, 7:30 PM 7,946 Views 39 Comments

Those who fail to cooperate with the inquiry or provide false information could face up to five years in prison.

AIB boss: 'I did my level best, but it wasn't enough. I can never get away from that'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

AIB boss: 'I did my level best, but it wasn't enough. I can never get away from that'

Apr 23rd 2015, 1:49 PM 25,514 Views 51 Comments

Former AIB chair Dermot Gleeson is before the banking inquiry today.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger
# The Governator
# The Governator

Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger

Apr 9th 2015, 7:48 PM 15,845 Views 96 Comments

But the Central Bank governor also wants to explode a few myths about the banking crisis.

# bank-guarantee - Monday 16 March, 2015

Sexy corruption and 8 other things we've learned at the banking inquiry
# THE STORY SO FAR
# THE STORY SO FAR

Sexy corruption and 8 other things we've learned at the banking inquiry

Mar 16th 2015, 8:00 PM 12,004 Views 9 Comments

The inquiry is finally up and running and it’s had its moments…

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears 'corruption is sexy'
# Power Vs Money
# Power Vs Money

Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears 'corruption is sexy'

Mar 12th 2015, 6:30 PM 16,656 Views 19 Comments

Surely none of our politicians are THAT corrupt?

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty
# Notes On A Scandal
# Notes On A Scandal

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty

Mar 11th 2015, 5:37 PM 20,083 Views 99 Comments

The banking inquiry got animated today.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'It felt great at the time. People didn't want to hear that something was wrong'
# We All Partied
# We All Partied

'It felt great at the time. People didn't want to hear that something was wrong'

Mar 4th 2015, 5:20 PM 18,208 Views 66 Comments

The banking inquiry heard from a former financial advisor to Brian Lenihan this afternoon.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis
# Digestives And Milk
# Digestives And Milk

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis

Feb 26th 2015, 1:20 PM 28,838 Views 75 Comments

David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

'I do not think allowing Anglo to collapse would have been the right thing to do'
# Too Big To Fail
# Too Big To Fail

'I do not think allowing Anglo to collapse would have been the right thing to do'

Feb 18th 2015, 5:16 PM 14,907 Views 46 Comments

Former IMF and Irish financial official Dónal Donovan gives his 2c at the banking inquiry.

# bank-guarantee - Thursday 5 February, 2015

The bank guarantee 'was the most destructive own goal in history that sunk an entire nation'
# Insane
# Insane

The bank guarantee 'was the most destructive own goal in history that sunk an entire nation'

Feb 5th 2015, 11:17 PM 45,474 Views 226 Comments

Professor William Black told the banking inquiry that the decision to issue a blanket guarantee in 2008 was “insane”.

# bank-guarantee - Friday 16 January, 2015

Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee
# Lenihan And Me
# Lenihan And Me

Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee

Jan 16th 2015, 9:30 PM 13,200 Views 23 Comments

At the banking inquiry yesterday, the Central Bank governor recalled a conversation with the then-finance minister in December 2008.

# bank-guarantee - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

'Not everyone partied but the bubble meant their lives were better'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'Not everyone partied but the bubble meant their lives were better'

Dec 17th 2014, 1:20 PM 13,293 Views 87 Comments

Peter Nyberg said it’s “unlikely something really exciting and new will emerge” from the Oireachtas investigation.

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee
# 6 Years On
# 6 Years On

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 34,560 Views 67 Comments

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

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