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Fintan of knowledge?

Fintan of knowledge?

Fintan Drury told the banking inquiry that he had been in the dark about key matters relating to Anglo Irish Bank

IBRC executives point to breakdown of trust

IBRC executives point to breakdown of trust

Alan Dukes and Mike Aynsley paint a picture of a Department of Finance that was short of resources, hostile to outside expertise and utterly incapable of micro-managing banks

In defence of David McWilliams

In defence of David McWilliams

By now, we have become used to the procession of witnesses at the banking inquiry who seek to pass the blame on to someone else. This is not the fault of the inquiry, but it reveals much about the political and financial leadership that drove the eco

Memo to the coalition: this is not 1997

Memo to the coalition: this is not 1997

Minister seeks help to appoint museum board

Minister seeks help to appoint museum board

Irish  Water: chancing our arm won’t work any more

Irish Water: chancing our arm won’t work any more

Eurostat’s verdict on Irish Water, which exposed months of ministerial bluster, is a disaster for communities hoping for much-needed infrastructure to end sewage pollution

Unions prove biggest bully on school bus

Unions prove biggest bully on school bus

The worst of both worlds

The worst of both worlds

It really should be one of the golden rules of government: if you are going to throw money at a problem, at least be sure that the cash will fix it.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

What the Higgins presidency is really for

What the Higgins presidency is really for

The President is taking a stand against the tide of market ideology

TDs must give details of debts over €50k to new watchdog

TDs must give details of debts over €50k to new watchdog

Measure aims to ensure that owners of debts cannot use them to pressure vulnerable politicians

Anglo’s fall guys: who are they?

Anglo’s fall guys: who are they?

Tiarnan O’Mahoney, Bernard Daly and Aoife Maguire all carried the can for the bank’s collapse in court last week

Greece’s first steps on the road to recovery

Greece’s first steps on the road to recovery

Rather than being condemned, the latest deal won by the Greeks should be celebrated

Trials and revelations: Are you taking the right medicine?

Trials and revelations: Are you taking the right medicine?

Funds worth $3.5 trillion backing calls for transparency in clinical trial reporting may prove a game-changer for pharmaceutical accountability

Water charges can’t be abolished under EU rules

Water charges can’t be abolished under EU rules

Sources reveal the hated levy cannot be scrapped without breaching directive