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Ian Guider: We need to ensure our house is in order to woo EU’s anti-money laundering HQ here

The government is pitching hard to have the European Anti-Money Laundering Authority’s headquarters located in Ireland, but we may have a battle on our hands

Ireland is bidding to attract the planned European Anti-Money Laundering Authority, which is due to be up and running in 2024

One of the few fringe benefits of Brexit was the relocation of key European institutions that previously had their headquarters in London. The first of them was the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which had 900 staff in the city, and the second was the European Banking Authority.

With Britain out of the European Union, both of these bodies needed to find a new home, setting off a scramble by other member states to tempt them. ...