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'The rage inside me was getting stronger': Ireland's top bankers face grilling on mortgages and repossessions
# Bankers
# Bankers

'The rage inside me was getting stronger': Ireland's top bankers face grilling on mortgages and repossessions

Nov 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 17,975 Views 32 Comments

Three of Ireland’s top bankers were before an Oireachtas committee to talk about the state of Irish banking system.

Inside the "unrelentingly harsh", maximum-security prison where David Drumm will spend Christmas
# Plymouth Rock
# Plymouth Rock

Inside the "unrelentingly harsh", maximum-security prison where David Drumm will spend Christmas

Dec 19th 2015, 7:28 PM 61,196 Views 0 Comments

The Plymouth County Correctional Facility has housed infamous murderers and terrorists, and now, the former CEO of Anglo.

The draft banking inquiry report is finally ready - but with no executive summary
# Huge Row
# Huge Row

The draft banking inquiry report is finally ready - but with no executive summary

Dec 7th 2015, 9:20 AM 45,500 Views 453 Comments

Two members of the committee have decided not to back it.

Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report
# All Or Nothing
# All Or Nothing

Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report

Nov 24th 2015, 6:33 PM 10,914 Views 70 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the committee was attempting a “rescue operation”.

Why some TDs will have their iPhones and iPads taken from them next week
# Naughty Naughty
# Naughty Naughty

Why some TDs will have their iPhones and iPads taken from them next week

Nov 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 24,549 Views 28 Comments

Members of the banking inquiry will be barred from using any electronic devices when they view the draft report next week.

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book
# Inside The Room
# Inside The Room

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book

Nov 1st 2015, 12:34 PM 17,942 Views 89 Comments

Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels "wronged"
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels "wronged"

Sep 2nd 2015, 1:15 PM 27,325 Views 73 Comments

“I feel misrepresented deputy. 80% of what has been written about me is wrong. 10% might be disputed.”

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Jul 9th 2015, 1:00 PM 7,703 Views 1 Comment

All the day’s news so far? You’ll find it here.

This guy is going to pay the pension of the man crying outside a Greek bank
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

This guy is going to pay the pension of the man crying outside a Greek bank

Jul 8th 2015, 7:38 AM 33,279 Views 20 Comments

James Koufos realised he was a friend of his father’s.

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?

Jun 15th 2015, 3:54 PM 12,195 Views 20 Comments

Details of Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the banking inquiry have been reported in the media.

Bertie: Bank crisis was the reason I went grey in just six months
# Bertie Lols
# Bertie Lols

Bertie: Bank crisis was the reason I went grey in just six months

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:28 AM 12,708 Views 57 Comments

The former taoiseach spoke to school pupils in Wales yesterday.

Did the banks get ANOTHER bailout 'by stealth' - to the tune of €10 billion?
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

Did the banks get ANOTHER bailout 'by stealth' - to the tune of €10 billion?

Apr 22nd 2015, 4:47 PM 18,468 Views 43 Comments

Nama took its turn before the banking inquiry today.

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories

Apr 19th 2015, 8:30 AM 32,075 Views 112 Comments

“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”

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 15,908 Views 96 Comments

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

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 12,025 Views 9 Comments

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

Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning

Feb 26th 2015, 8:58 PM 11,990 Views 89 Comments

The banking inquiry is entering its Nexus phase…

Actor Peter Coonan explains why he played two characters in The Guarantee
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Actor Peter Coonan explains why he played two characters in The Guarantee

Jan 18th 2015, 6:44 PM 25,696 Views 25 Comments

He said that it’s important that productions about the banking crisis get made.

Six years after the crash, the banking inquiry is FINALLY starting... soon
# Here We Go
# Here We Go

Six years after the crash, the banking inquiry is FINALLY starting... soon

Dec 4th 2014, 6:56 PM 8,621 Views 44 Comments

The inquiry is due to begin public hearings the week after next.

Taxpayers may never have to bail out 'too-big-to-fail' banks again*
# Too Big To Fail
# Too Big To Fail

Taxpayers may never have to bail out 'too-big-to-fail' banks again*

Nov 11th 2014, 5:38 PM 13,370 Views 56 Comments

*If new laws proposed by the global banking watchdog are brought in… and if they actually work.

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

Jul 23rd 2014, 6:33 PM 3,677 Views 6 Comments

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

Paying back the state is the 'constant focus' of AIB
# Pay Back Time
# Pay Back Time

Paying back the state is the 'constant focus' of AIB

Jun 19th 2014, 1:07 PM 5,307 Views 20 Comments

AIB is holding its AGM today, and the bank’s boss wants the Government to know it’s going to get paid back.

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private

Jun 13th 2014, 5:44 PM 4,956 Views 32 Comments

After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.

Damien Kiberd: This government's housing policy will - literally - put people on the streets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: This government's housing policy will - literally - put people on the streets

May 18th 2014, 8:15 AM 112 Views 57 Comments

Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.

Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by €47bn
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by €47bn

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:20 AM 7,998 Views 27 Comments

These are the full documents prepared for the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency at the height of the crisis.

Bank of Ireland and AIB pass balance sheet assessments
# Banking
# Banking

Bank of Ireland and AIB pass balance sheet assessments

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:30 AM 8,964 Views 28 Comments

The bank does not need to raise additional capital, according to the Central Bank.

Howlin: It's very worrying that banks aren't taking the Ombudsman seriously
# The Banks
# The Banks

Howlin: It's very worrying that banks aren't taking the Ombudsman seriously

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:15 AM 6,532 Views 73 Comments

Brendan Howlin was responding to the criticism of the banks by the Financial Ombudsman yesterday.

Anglo tapes: Central Bank 'were effectively egging us on'
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Anglo tapes: Central Bank 'were effectively egging us on'

Jul 8th 2013, 9:41 AM 8,337 Views 38 Comments

The latest conversations will raise questions about how much Anglo executives knew about the sinking bank.

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald

Jul 7th 2013, 1:40 PM 10,089 Views 24 Comments

An Oireachtas banking inquiry is needed to identify individual wrongdoing and system failures – as well as to establish the behaviour of the Central Bank before and after the economic collapse, TDs have said today.

One from the satire archive: The 85 Billion Euro Man
# Ortolan
# Ortolan

One from the satire archive: The 85 Billion Euro Man

Jul 6th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,329 Views 4 Comments

Still reeling from the Anglo Tapes? We recall a clairvoyant extract from satirical novel, The Eighty-Five Billion Dollar Man.

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy

May 19th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,166 Views 33 Comments

Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.

'Some bankers and civil servants don't want banking inquiry' - McGuinness
# Bank Inquiry
# Bank Inquiry

'Some bankers and civil servants don't want banking inquiry' - McGuinness

May 12th 2013, 2:39 PM 7,538 Views 50 Comments

The government has been seeking to bring forward legislation to strengthen the Oireachtas’ ability to carry out inquiries into matters of public interest in the wake of the rejection of a referendum in 2011.

Nick Leeson: I’ve observed the need for debt solution – now I’m acting on it
# Read Me
# Read Me

Nick Leeson: I’ve observed the need for debt solution – now I’m acting on it

Apr 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 62 Views 35 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson explains why he has begun to work as a mediator between indebted people and the banks…

My Cyprus, changed forever
# Read Me
# Read Me

My Cyprus, changed forever

Apr 4th 2013, 6:00 PM 115 Views 9 Comments

Tamer Fakahany, a deputy managing editor with Associated Press, recalls the displacement of Cypriots he witnessed as a boy – and why its present travails have inspired him to return with his young son.

Committee to discuss banking crisis with Dept of Finance and Central Bank
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Committee to discuss banking crisis with Dept of Finance and Central Bank

Apr 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,730 Views 29 Comments

The committee will meet this morning with officials from the Dept of Finance and Central Bank of Ireland

Permanent TSB records €922 million loss for 2012
# Permanent TSB
# Permanent TSB

Permanent TSB records €922 million loss for 2012

Mar 26th 2013, 2:49 PM 7,637 Views 40 Comments

There’s some good news, though: losses on loan write-offs are down by over half a billion euro when compared to 2011.

Finance Minister 'disappointed' banks haven't dealt with personal debt
# Crisis
# Crisis

Finance Minister 'disappointed' banks haven't dealt with personal debt

Mar 8th 2013, 7:49 AM 6,892 Views 97 Comments

New mortgage figures show that 94,488 mortgage accounts are in arrears of more than three months.

Eamon Gilmore: Labour has brought Ireland from chaos to stability in two years
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Gilmore: Labour has brought Ireland from chaos to stability in two years

Mar 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 36 Views 167 Comments

Labour has had to make some tough choices in government but, as a result, Ireland can be more confident about its future, writes Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

Column: Should the Financial Services Ombudsman have more autonomy?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should the Financial Services Ombudsman have more autonomy?

Mar 3rd 2013, 8:15 AM 308 Views 6 Comments

In 2012 there were a total 8,135 complaints made to the Financial Services Ombudsman. While we should be able to name and shame badly behaving banks, consumers should also be concerned about the performance of this office, writes Ronan Coburn.

Column: Legal uncertainty of promissory notes is a powerful bargaining tool
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legal uncertainty of promissory notes is a powerful bargaining tool

Feb 6th 2013, 7:01 AM 126 Views 59 Comments

The looming payment deadline for the next €3.06 billion promissory note instalment is at the centre of discussions – but the legality of this debt is not being properly considered, writes Andy Storey.

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Jan 19th 2013, 11:00 AM 6,683 Views 19 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

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