Ian Guider: AIB set to broach Goodbody bonuses

It will be a big ask of a government battling Covid-19 and its economic fallout to wave through generous financial packages for a few hundred employees

31st January, 2021
Ian Guider: AIB set to broach Goodbody bonuses
It appears that AIB is prepared to raise the issue of bonuses with the government once again in its efforts to acquire Goodbody Stockbrokers.

In a podcast in late 2019, Colin Hunt, the AIB chief executive, lamented the risks the government’s decade-long ban on paying bonuses was having on keeping and recruiting staff. “By any measure I am well paid,” he said. “My concern about the restrictions in place is a far, far broader concern. My concern about the restrictions relates more to our inability to pay variable pay to staff members.

“We’re competing for...

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