Michael Fingleton told the inquiry that he regretted that the State and the taxpayer had to pick up the bill for the financial crash

Fingleton approved €1m loans before telling board

14.50 Former Irish Nationwide boss Michael Fingleton has told the banking inquiry that in some circumstances he could approve loans of €1m before the building society's board was notified.

Mobile and landline services hit by 'major issue' at Eircom

Eircom reports 'major issue' affecting services

14.49 Emergency services have urged people to use alternative networks if trying to contact fire or ambulance services urgently due to a major issue with Eircom, which is affecting its mobile and landline services.

'Gratuitous glass gargoyle graffitied onto the skyline of London'

London's 'Walkie Scorchie' awarded Carbuncle Cup

11.49 A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a car in the street below has been awarded the UK's Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors.

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Mobile and landline services hit by 'major issue' at Eircom

Eircom reports 'major issue' affecting services

14.49 Emergency services have urged people to use alternative networks if trying to contact fire or ambulance services urgently due to a major issue with Eircom, which is affecting its mobile and landline services.