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  1. April 18, 2014

    Hunt for scapegoats traps Ireland in the past

    The narrative of Ireland’s financial collapse between 2008 and 2010 has not one villain, but two. One is Bertie Ahern, the...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Sean Fitzpatrick relief as court ordeal ends

    His demeanour throughout 11 weeks of a gruelling court case had been sombre. But on Wednesday, as glorious evening sunshine...

  1. June 25, 2013

    The men behind the Anglo Irish scandal

    Three former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were charged in July 2012 with unlawfully helping a group of investors to buy...

  2. November 29, 2012

    Anglo Irish sues its former auditor E&Y

    Anglo Irish Bank has begun legal action against its former accountant Ernst & Young, which audited the lender’s financial...

  3. August 24, 2012

    Dubliners flock to see ‘muppet’ bankers

    The collapse of a bank that could end up costing Irish taxpayers €30bn might seem more suited to Greek tragedy than musical...

  4. July 27, 2012

    FitzPatrick swaps club houses for courtroom

    For Sean FitzPatrick, the former head of Anglo Irish Bank, who is used to socialising at the salubrious golf clubs and...

  5. July 24, 2012

    Ex-Anglo Irish chief faces fraud charges

    Sean FitzPatrick, the former chief executive and chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, has been charged with unlawfully providing...

  6. October 9, 2011

    Anglo Republic

    It’s all about the banks. More than three years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, it is astonishing that zombie...

  7. September 14, 2011

    E&Y faces probe on Anglo Irish Bank audit

    Ernst & Young faces a fresh threat to its reputation after an Irish accounting regulator said it would hold a disciplinary...

  8. May 2, 2011

    E&Y awaits ruling on challenge to ICAI

    Ernst & Young is due to learn this month if it can proceed with a legal challenge that could derail an investigation into...

  9. January 23, 2011

    Irish meltdown

    Ireland’s coalition has become the first eurozone government to fall as a result of Europe’s debt crisis. That is...

  10. January 17, 2011

    Fianna Fáil unable to sink unfavourable image

    Brian Cowen’s government nationalised Anglo Irish Bank, propping up the property lender’s shattered balance sheet with €30bn...

  11. January 17, 2011

    Moment of truth arrives for Irish leader

    Decision time: Brian Cowen has been warned many Fianna Fáil MPs plan to oppose him in a confidence vote on Tuesday Brian...

  12. January 16, 2011

    Irish PM faces leadership challenge

    The Irish foreign minister plans to vote against Brian Cowen’s leadership of the ruling Fianna Fáil party in a ballot this...

  13. January 11, 2011

    Cowen under pressure over Anglo Irish funding

    Brian Cowen, Ireland’s beleaguered prime minister, is under mounting pressure to clarify what he knew about the funding...

  14. November 25, 2010

    Essenta’s Irish jig

    With the Irish financial crisis raging outside the boardroom of Greencore, which has just announced a merger with Northern...

  15. June 4, 2010

    Judge in Anglo Irish challenge

    The Irish government has been challenged by a judge to allow the state's director of corporate enforcement full access to...

  16. June 3, 2010

    Judge in Anglo Irish challenge

    The Irish government has been challenged by a judge to allow the state’s director of corporate enforcement full access to...

  17. May 14, 2010

    Dublin crackdown on director loans

    Ireland on Thursday moved to tighten rules on related party loans, cracking down on banks lending large amounts to directors...

  18. May 14, 2010

    Dublin crackdown on director loans

    Ireland yesterday moved to tighten rules on related party loans, cracking down on banks lending large amounts to directors...

  19. April 26, 2010

    Irish aim to bolster image with reforms

    Ireland will announce plans for a tough new regulatory regime for banks and insurers tomorrow in an effortto re-establish...

  20. April 26, 2010

    Ireland to reform bank rules

    Ireland will tomorrow announce plans for a tough new regulatory regime for banks and insurers in an effort to re-establish...

  21. April 25, 2010

    Ireland to reform bank rules

    Ireland will tomorrow announce plans for a tough new regulatory regime for banks and insurers in an effort to re-establish...

  22. April 1, 2010

    Politicians, officials and the media join bankers in the stocks

    Sean FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank arrested and questioned last month over allegations of financial...

  23. April 1, 2010

    Anglo announces record €12.7bn loss

    Anglo Irish Bank yesterday announced record losses of €12.7bn ($17.2bn) for the 15 months to December 31 just hours after...

  24. April 1, 2010

    Record deficit at Anglo Irish

    Anglo Irish Bank yesterday announced record losses of €12.7bn (£11.3bn) for the 15 months to December 31 just hours after...

  25. April 1, 2010

    Politicians and media join bankers in the stocks

    Sean FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank arrested and questioned last month over allegations of financial...

  26. March 31, 2010

    Politicians, others join bankers in the stocks

    Sean FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank arrested and questioned last month over allegations of financial...

  27. March 31, 2010

    Anglo Irish Bank suffers record losses

    Anglo Irish Bank on Wednesday announced record losses of €12.7bn for the 15 months to December 31 just hours after the...

  28. FT Alphaville

    March 18, 2010

    Police arrest Anglo Irish Bank's former chairman, Reuters says

    More bad news for Anglo Irish Bank, via Reuters on Thursday: Irish police have arrested Sean FitzPatrick, the former...

  29. March 18, 2010

    Former Anglo Irish Bank chief arrested

    Sean FitzPatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, was arrested on Thursday for questioning over his role in the...

  30. November 27, 2009

    Anglo Irish sues former chief to recover alleged unpaid €8m loan

    Anglo Irish Bank is suing its former chief executive to recover what it says are unpaid loans of €8m (£7.3m), in what is...

  31. November 26, 2009

    Anglo Irish sues former chief executive

    Anglo Irish Bank is suing its former chief executive to recover what it says are unpaid loans of €8m (£7.3m), in what is...

  32. October 20, 2009

    Ireland names new banking regulator

    Ireland has recruited its new banking regulator from the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Matthew Elderfield, chief executive of...

  33. October 2, 2009

    Row over bankers threatens Irish Lisbon vote

    A political row over the Irish government’s failure to force the former chairman of a state-owned bank to meet his debt...

  34. August 17, 2009

    Anglo Irish appoints new chief executive

    Anglo Irish Bank, the Irish lender nationalised in January, has appointed Mike Aynsley, an Australian banker, as chief...

  35. August 11, 2009

    Bad bank triggers a string of executive goodbyes

    Big changes in Irish banking are expected when the bad bank, the National Asset Management Agency, buys impaired commercial...

  36. May 30, 2009

    Irish government injects €4bn into Anglo

    The Irish government is investing up to €4bn (£3.5bn) in Anglo Irish bank in an attempt to save the scandal-hit property...

  37. May 29, 2009

    Lenihan sees bail-out as key for Republic’s revival

    Brian Lenihan seemed remarkably upbeat for someone who had just announced a €4bn (£3.5bn) taxpayer bail-out of Ireland’s...

  38. March 17, 2009

    Ireland plans legal crackdown oncrony capitalism and excess lending

    Ireland is planning to introduce tough legislation to clamp down on crony capitalism and excess bank lending in the wake of...

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