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#Banking Crisis

# banking-crisis - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'The rage inside me was getting stronger': Ireland's top bankers face grilling on mortgages and repossessions

Three of Ireland’s top bankers were before an Oireachtas committee to talk about the state of Irish banking system.

# banking-crisis - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Inside the "unrelentingly harsh", maximum-security prison where David Drumm will spend Christmas

The Plymouth County Correctional Facility has housed infamous murderers and terrorists, and now, the former CEO of Anglo.

# banking-crisis - Monday 7 December, 2015

The draft banking inquiry report is finally ready - but with no executive summary

Two members of the committee have decided not to back it.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the committee was attempting a “rescue operation”.

# banking-crisis - Friday 13 November, 2015

Why some TDs will have their iPhones and iPads taken from them next week

Members of the banking inquiry will be barred from using any electronic devices when they view the draft report next week.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book

Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels "wronged"

“I feel misrepresented deputy. 80% of what has been written about me is wrong. 10% might be disputed.”

# banking-crisis - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All the day’s news so far? You’ll find it here.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

This guy is going to pay the pension of the man crying outside a Greek bank

James Koufos realised he was a friend of his father’s.

# banking-crisis - Monday 15 June, 2015

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?

Details of Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the banking inquiry have been reported in the media.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Bertie: Bank crisis was the reason I went grey in just six months

The former taoiseach spoke to school pupils in Wales yesterday.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Did the banks get ANOTHER bailout 'by stealth' - to the tune of €10 billion?

Nama took its turn before the banking inquiry today.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories

“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”

# banking-crisis - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger

But the Central Bank governor also wants to explode a few myths about the banking crisis.

# banking-crisis - Monday 16 March, 2015

Sexy corruption and 8 other things we've learned at the banking inquiry

The inquiry is finally up and running and it’s had its moments…

# banking-crisis - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning

The banking inquiry is entering its Nexus phase…

# banking-crisis - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Actor Peter Coonan explains why he played two characters in The Guarantee

He said that it’s important that productions about the banking crisis get made.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Six years after the crash, the banking inquiry is FINALLY starting... soon

The inquiry is due to begin public hearings the week after next.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Taxpayers may never have to bail out 'too-big-to-fail' banks again*

*If new laws proposed by the global banking watchdog are brought in… and if they actually work.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Paying back the state is the 'constant focus' of AIB

AIB is holding its AGM today, and the bank’s boss wants the Government to know it’s going to get paid back.

# banking-crisis - Friday 13 June, 2014

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private

After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: This government's housing policy will - literally - put people on the streets

Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.

# banking-crisis - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by €47bn

These are the full documents prepared for the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency at the height of the crisis.

# banking-crisis - Monday 2 December, 2013

Bank of Ireland and AIB pass balance sheet assessments

The bank does not need to raise additional capital, according to the Central Bank.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Howlin: It's very worrying that banks aren't taking the Ombudsman seriously

Brendan Howlin was responding to the criticism of the banks by the Financial Ombudsman yesterday.

# banking-crisis - Monday 8 July, 2013

Anglo tapes: Central Bank 'were effectively egging us on'

The latest conversations will raise questions about how much Anglo executives knew about the sinking bank.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald

An Oireachtas banking inquiry is needed to identify individual wrongdoing and system failures – as well as to establish the behaviour of the Central Bank before and after the economic collapse, TDs have said today.

# banking-crisis - Saturday 6 July, 2013

One from the satire archive: The 85 Billion Euro Man

Still reeling from the Anglo Tapes? We recall a clairvoyant extract from satirical novel, The Eighty-Five Billion Dollar Man.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy

Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 12 May, 2013

'Some bankers and civil servants don't want banking inquiry' - McGuinness

The government has been seeking to bring forward legislation to strengthen the Oireachtas’ ability to carry out inquiries into matters of public interest in the wake of the rejection of a referendum in 2011.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Nick Leeson: I’ve observed the need for debt solution – now I’m acting on it

Former trader Nick Leeson explains why he has begun to work as a mediator between indebted people and the banks…

# banking-crisis - Thursday 4 April, 2013

My Cyprus, changed forever

Tamer Fakahany, a deputy managing editor with Associated Press, recalls the displacement of Cypriots he witnessed as a boy – and why its present travails have inspired him to return with his young son.

Committee to discuss banking crisis with Dept of Finance and Central Bank

The committee will meet this morning with officials from the Dept of Finance and Central Bank of Ireland

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Permanent TSB records €922 million loss for 2012

There’s some good news, though: losses on loan write-offs are down by over half a billion euro when compared to 2011.

# banking-crisis - Friday 8 March, 2013

Finance Minister 'disappointed' banks haven't dealt with personal debt

New mortgage figures show that 94,488 mortgage accounts are in arrears of more than three months.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Eamon Gilmore: Labour has brought Ireland from chaos to stability in two years

Labour has had to make some tough choices in government but, as a result, Ireland can be more confident about its future, writes Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Column: Should the Financial Services Ombudsman have more autonomy?

In 2012 there were a total 8,135 complaints made to the Financial Services Ombudsman. While we should be able to name and shame badly behaving banks, consumers should also be concerned about the performance of this office, writes Ronan Coburn.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Column: Legal uncertainty of promissory notes is a powerful bargaining tool

The looming payment deadline for the next €3.06 billion promissory note instalment is at the centre of discussions – but the legality of this debt is not being properly considered, writes Andy Storey.

# banking-crisis - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

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