Here are some of the key events around the collapse and rescue of Anglo Irish Bank.
May: Anglo Irish Bank's shares peak at more than €17 each.
September 30: Amid international banking turmoil, the Government announces a €400bn guarantee scheme covering the country's six main banks, including Anglo.
December 18: Sean FitzPatrick resigns as chairman and admits he hid more than €80m in secret loans from shareholders.
December 21: Government recapitalises Anglo with €1.5bn.
December 29: Anglo shares plummet to just 12c.
January 15: The Government is forced to nationalise Anglo.
January 30: One-time billionaire Sean Quinn reveals his family has lost €1bn on risky Anglo stock deals - the figure subsequently rises to €2.8bn.
February 10: Irish Life & Permanent confirms it deposited €7bn in Anglo in September 2008 to boost the balance sheet, forcing IL&P's chief executive and two directors to resign.
February 20: Anglo's annual report shows it lent €451m to 10 big customers to buy shares in the bank.
A PricewaterhouseCoopers report finds Anglo has 15 customers who owe the bank more than €500m each.
February 24: Anglo HQ in central Dublin is raided by the fraud squad and white collar crime investigators to seize documents and computers.
March 18: Fraud squad detectives arrest FitzPatrick over the fraud investigation and release him without charge.
March 31: Anglo reports the biggest corporate losses in Irish history - €12.7bn.
July 12: "Seanie" FitzPatrick is declared bankrupt in the High Court.
August 31: Anglo's record losses soar to new heights - €8.2bn for the six months to June 2010.
September 30: The Central Bank says the Anglo bail-out could ultimately cost citizens €34bn.