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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Bank Guarantee

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Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'
The former taoiseach has given an interview to TG4 which is due to air next week.
Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department
Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.
Over €5 million spent on bank guarantee legal advice since 2011
Over €5 million has been spent with one legal firm alone since 2011 on advice related to the controversial bank guarantee scheme of 2008.
Cabinet papers from 2008 set to become available
Changes to Freedom of Information (FOI) rules mean government deliberations from five-years-ago will be available on request.
No full record of who visited Taoiseach's department on bank guarantee night
Enda Kenny has revealed that their is no exhaustive record of who visited his Department during the period leading up to the State guarantee of the banks nearly five years ago.
Did the Taoiseach talk to staff in his department about the bank guarantee?
The Taoiseach did not directly address a question about seeking oral or written recollections from seven senior staff in his department who worked there during the period of the bank guarantee five years ago.
FF: Claims of no bank guarantee documents are 'a lie', and this FOI proves it
The government continues to insist that there are no documents in existence which explain the rationale behind the decision to guarantee the banks in September 2008.
Micheál Martin: 'There is no mystery about what happened on the night of the bank guarantee'
The Fianna Fáil leader has defended the actions of his predecessors in an interview this morning.
Pearse Doherty: Gardaí need to investigate the leak of the Anglo Tapes
The Sinn Féin finance spokesperson has said while release of the tapes is in the public interest there are questions to answer about how they got to the Irish Independent.
'Becoming complacent is my only worry' - David Drumm's 2005 take on Anglo
Three years before the bank guarantee, the then-CEO was talking up Anglo’s hiring policy and describing the outlook for Ireland as ‘very positive indeed’.
Anglo Tapes executive resigns from Counsellors Association
The Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors has confirmed that it has accepted the resignation of Peter Fitzgerald.
Anglo tapes are 'nauseating' - Shatter
The Justice Minister said today that former Anglo executives had ‘no insight’ into the impact of the bank’s collapse.
‘We need the f**king loans’: 7 more jaw-dropping quotes from the Anglo Tapes
The bank’s former chief executive David Drumm discusses strategy with head of capital markets John Bowe ahead of a crucial meeting with the authorities in September 2008 in the latest Irish Independent tapes.
Ireland's banks are borrowing less and less from the ECB
New figures show Ireland’s banks are now less reliant on emergency loans than at any other time since September 2008.
After four years and €64.1 billion, bank guarantee is finally scrapped
Ireland will still guarantee bonds issued by banks since 2010, but will no longer guarantee new bonds or high-level deposits.
Bank of Ireland CEO received total pay of €843,000 last year
Bank of Ireland’s annual report reveals a minor pay increase for Richie Boucher, despite pre-tax losses of €2.17 billion.
Bank of Ireland loses €2.1 billion in 2012
Looking to the year ahead, its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said that “taxpayers are very much in the money with regard to Bank of Ireland.”
Poll: Do you feel more positive about Ireland's economic situation?
With the Bank Guarantee set to end next month, is Ireland’s economy finally stabilising?
The Evening Fix... now with added under-the-radar authors
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Noonan announces end of the Bank Guarantee
The Minister said that this marks a significant step in the normalisation of the Irish banking system.
Irish banks continue to wean off ECB's funding
The latest figures show usage of the ECB’s refinancing facilities by the Irish covered banks dropped €13 billion in December.
EU approves six-month extension of Ireland's bank guarantee
The approval is seen as routine and may be the last extension, with the possibility of a withdrawal early next year.
Oireachtas agenda: Bank guarantee, personal insolvency, health funding
James Reilly will today tell an Oireachtas committee about the funding challenges the health service will face in 2013.
AIB raises €500 million in auction of three-year bond
The almost entirely State-owned bank raises €500 million by selling a bond which is not guaranteed by the government.
Banks repay €3.3 billion in fees from State guarantee schemes
New figures show the seven banks covered by the State’s guarantees have returned €3.36 billion so far.
GALLERY: Protestors occupy AIB branches over €1 billion bond repayment
Sinn Féin protested at AIB’s O’Connell St branch – while the Occupy movement moved into Grafton St – to protest the move.
Deposits in Irish banks up 10 per cent in last year
The Department of Finance says increases in deposits at Ireland’s covered banks demonstrate “depositor confidence”.
IBRC records €724 million loss in first six months of 2012
IBRC, or the bank formerly known as Anglo, is making steady progress towards an orderly wind down.
9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse
“We are where we are” and “we all partied”. We look back at those turbulent two years that led us towards Ireland’s current economic state.
Poll: Should the Oireachtas be allowed to investigate the bank guarantee?
Two Oireachtas committee are vying for the chance to investigate the bank guarantee four years ago but should politicians be allowed to scrutinise the decision in the first place?
VIDEO: Kenny, Martin argue over 'missing' bank guarantee files
Fianna Fáil says the Taoiseach is “throwing out conspiracies like a man standing at a bar at a pub”.
The banking inquiry... who's going to carry it out?
Is there a turf war between the Public Accounts Committee and the Finance Committee on who’s going to do the digging? And what about revisiting the Oireachtas inquiries referendum?
Here are the questions that need to be asked about the bank guarantee
That is, according to the Public Accounts Committee, which wants to hold a public inquiry into the collapse of Ireland’s banking sector.
Column: I know what Ireland needs – a National Muppets Day
We don’t commemorate much, writes Fergus O’Connell. But we should remember the bank guarantee – and the people who brought us to that point.
FF says Taoiseach must clarify suggestion bank guarantee file was shredded
Enda Kenny said today there was no file in the Department of Taoiseach related to the discussions surrounding the bank guarantee of September 2008, suggesting it may have been shredded.
Honohan's call for direct recapitalisation of banks is '€64bn too late' - SF
Sinn Féin has welcomed a call from the governor of the Central Bank for distressed banks to be directly recapitalised from EU funds.