Wednesday June 3, 2020

Ian Guider's Market Talk

Expect plenty of anger from the public sector if banks start doling out huge bonuses again

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
22nd January, 2017
Richie Boucher, chief executive, Bank of Ireland Pic: Bryan Meade

A few years ago, the then chairman of AIB, David Hodgkinson, strode into the Department of Finance seeking permission from Michael Noonan to put in place a share options scheme to reward AIB’s senior executives.

The details of the conversation and what exactly was sought was never revealed but Hodgkinson was given a firm no and sent packing. At the time the reason was obvious: the bank, 99 per cent owned by the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Many of us have achieved a new life balance that might just be the real ‘new normal’

Sharyn McAndrew | 2 weeks ago

Property firms such as QRE are dealing with the coronavirus lockdown by trying to maintain some normality in their day-to-day business

Conor Whelan | 3 weeks ago

Hardline opposition to EU solidarity in funding the cost of Covid-19 is driven by German allergy to ‘imprudent’ spending, and by Dutch politicians fearing the transfer of funds to southern countries would provoke a far-right backlash

Barry J Whyte | 1 month ago