More than any other politician alive, Bertie Ahern is the creator of the Ireland we live in today. And our relationship with him is unbalanced, confused and emotional
There are ten so-called ‘commandments’ that political leaders must stick to in times of crisis. Brian Cowen failed eight of them, write Michael Brennan and Jack Horgan-Jones
What was it like being Derek Quinlan during the boom years?
McCreevy demurred and evaded, while Cowen attacked his inquisitors head on.
As minister you can do almost anything, but you are answerable for everything
Dealmaker Derek Quinlan will this week give evidence to the banking inquiry. Here we reveal what he will say and the questions he must answer
Last week’s evidence to the banking inquiry proved one thing. Brian Cowen and Charlie McCreevy need to take off their rose-tinted glasses
As minister for finance, Brian Cowen oversaw the final years of Ireland’s property bubble and public spending boom from 2004 until 2008.
Kevin Cardiff was in the room at the time of the bank guarantee, and was involved in all aspects of the state’s response to the financial crisis