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Bertie is back

Bertie is back

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

Two  out  of  ten  ain’t  good

Two out of ten ain’t good

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

The five questions Ahern needs to answer

The five questions Ahern needs to answer

The Ronaldo of Irish finance

The Ronaldo of Irish finance

What was it like being Derek Quinlan during the boom years?

The day FF’s big beasts came out to play

The day FF’s big beasts came out to play

McCreevy demurred and evaded, while Cowen attacked his inquisitors head on.

Absolute power, absolute accountability

Absolute power, absolute accountability

As minister you can do almost anything, but you are answerable for everything

What Derek Quinlan will tell committee members

What Derek Quinlan will tell committee members

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

Let’s hear it for the good-time guys

Let’s hear it for the good-time guys

Last week’s evidence to the banking inquiry proved one thing. Brian Cowen and Charlie McCreevy need to take off their rose-tinted glasses

Did the ECB panic and force the bailout?

Did the ECB panic and force the bailout?

So who was really behind the guarantee?

So who was really behind the guarantee?

What should the banking inquiry ask Cowen?

What should the banking inquiry ask Cowen?

As minister for finance, Brian Cowen oversaw the final years of Ireland’s property bubble and public spending boom from 2004 until 2008.

Banking Inquiry: Past mistakes, present problems

Banking Inquiry: Past mistakes, present problems

Why Cardiff’s evidence was a turning point

Why Cardiff’s evidence was a turning point

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

Ireland 'pushed quite hard' to enter bailout programme

Ireland 'pushed quite hard' to enter bailout programme

How the burning flamed out

How the burning flamed out

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