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South Korea and the ‘anti-democratic’ forces

South Korea and the ‘anti-democratic’ forces

Asian whispers

Did Ireland really need to be rescued?

Did Ireland really need to be rescued?

The Bailout

The Denis factor

The Denis factor

Why do Enda Kenny and Fine Gael jump out of their skin at the mere mention of anything to do with the richest man in the country?

IBRC Investigation: Filling in the blanks

IBRC Investigation: Filling in the blanks

Three years ago, the Department of Finance raised ‘business conduct concerns’ about six specific business transactions. But what happened next?

IBRC Investigation: Ten questions on everyone’s lips

IBRC Investigation: Ten questions on everyone’s lips

Numerous questions remain unanswered. Ian Guider looks at what’s left to be unravelled

Banking inquiry: the evidence of Kevin Cardiff

Banking inquiry: the evidence of Kevin Cardiff

Adviser. Lieutenant. Confidante. These are all words that could be used to describe the relationship between senior Department of Finance official Kevin Cardiff and Brian Lenihan, Ireland’s inexperienced Minister for Finance in the crisis.

The Cardiff files: ‘A fait accompli’

The Cardiff files: ‘A fait accompli’

The night of September 29-30, 2008 is seared in the memories of those present, and imprinted indelibly on the nation’s mind. Jack Horgan-Jones reports.

The Cardiff files: Trichet’s fallacy

The Cardiff files: Trichet’s fallacy

Banking Inquiry week 18: Why Patrick Neary’s testimony was both relevant and irrelevant

Banking Inquiry week 18: Why Patrick Neary’s testimony was both relevant and irrelevant

Banking Inquiry week 18: Former financial regulator’s sorry performance

Banking Inquiry week 18: Former financial regulator’s sorry performance

Neary’s profuse apologies don’t quite hack it when you supervised a banking system that had to be bailed out to the tune of €64 billion – and still there are no answers

Banking Inquiry: had Hurley more to say?

Banking Inquiry: had Hurley more to say?

Banking Inquiry Week 17

Banking on a soft landing

Banking on a soft landing

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, told the banking inquiry that his organisation was too eager to believe in the prospect of a ‘soft landing’

Banking Inquiry: Where money and politics never meet

Banking Inquiry: Where money and politics never meet

No conflicts of interest in the auctioneering business, no builders with cosy political relationships - the perfect world of pre-bust Ireland

Banking Inquiry Week 16 :  Bank of Ireland lending under spotlight at inquiry

Banking Inquiry Week 16 : Bank of Ireland lending under spotlight at inquiry

Former Bank of Ireland governors Richard Burrows and Laurence Crowley were adamant that their bank was simply following the logic of the markets in 2007. Ian Guider and Jack Horgan-Jones report

Banking Inquiry week 15: What the last man standing had to say

Banking Inquiry week 15: What the last man standing had to say