Peter O’Dwyer

Peter O’Dwyer

Central Bank approval needed before Thompson’s move to RSA

Central Bank approval needed before Thompson’s move to RSA

Under the Central Bank’s fitness and probity regime, senior employees must prove their competency for the role before their appointment is rubber-stamped by the regulator.

Raft of tracker scandal clients look set for compensation

Raft of tracker scandal clients look set for compensation

The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman said his office had accelerated its assessment of complaints relating to the decade-long overcharging scandal

Brexit effect is forcing Central Bank to make ‘hard choices’

Brexit effect is forcing Central Bank to make ‘hard choices’

Surge in firms looking to relocate has put huge pressure on regulator, causing delays to other work

Credit union lending soars by over 50 per cent

Credit union lending soars by over 50 per cent

The Central Bank’s latest update on the health of the credit union sector released last week showed its assets stood at a record high of €18 billion

‘Bad bank’ gave developers loans of €3.5bn

‘Bad bank’ gave developers loans of €3.5bn

Funding comes from Nama’s own resources to ‘enhance value’ of assets, and is used in design and building of residential and commerical projects

SSE in lobby push ‘to kickstart offshore wind energy revolution’

SSE in lobby push ‘to kickstart offshore wind energy revolution’

Renewable energy provider SSE made 18 separate returns on the lobbying register over a six-month period

The corporatisation of healthcare: Should our health be their wealth?

The corporatisation of healthcare: Should our health be their wealth?

Critics say the corporatisation of healthcare is bad for GPs and patients. Proponents say private investment eases the burden on the state.

Broadband bidder met department 300-plus times in three years

Broadband bidder met department 300-plus times in three years

The government announced National Broadband Ireland (NBI) as the preferred bidder for the controversial rural internet scheme in May

Bank lending to building sector down 77 per cent in past eight years

Bank lending to building sector down 77 per cent in past eight years

International capital has largely replaced domestic bank funding in sector as a whole: Regulator does not collect data on developers’ reliance on foreign credit, said Donohoe

Ireland and Germany form social and economic partnership

Ireland and Germany form social and economic partnership

Alliance led by Tánaiste and German counterpart will ‘advance interests and values that we share’

Government has missed a third of the targets it set to future-proof economy

Government has missed a third of the targets it set to future-proof economy

Under the plan, 34 so-called outputs or actions were set for completion in the first six months of the year. Of those, 23 were completed and 11 missed

Nick Leeson: The man who fell to Earth

Nick Leeson: The man who fell to Earth

Galway-based Nick Leeson now gets paid to retell the story of how his rogue trading brought down Barings Bank. But he insists his values have changed

Donohoe clashes with EU’s fiscal watchdog

Donohoe clashes with EU’s fiscal watchdog

Minister brands budget rules ‘inappropriate’

TCD seeks property tax exemption on students’ behalf

TCD seeks property tax exemption on students’ behalf

The university has said the expense of providing student accommodation is passed directly on to its students

Insurance Ireland wants smaller firms exempted from EU solvency rules to ‘strengthen’ sector

Insurance Ireland wants smaller firms exempted from EU solvency rules to ‘strengthen’ sector

Insurance Ireland is pushing for more of its members to be exempted from landmark EU-wide regulat...