Sunday January 26, 2020

Post Script: In Ireland, real regulation is still a long way away

If we don't properly study the lessons of the 2008 crash, there's little chance of learning anything from it, writes Richard Curran.

18th May, 2013
Regulation failed -- not because it didn't have the right legal tools. It failed because those tools weren't used.

Some of the giants of the world of corporate governance were in Dublin last week to attend the 12th European Corporate Governance and Company Law conference. EU commissioners and the head of the US Securities & Exchange Commission were all in town. Corporate governance - how businesses and corporations conduct themselves - is a hot topic in Europe and the US.

The global financial crash saw to that. But it was also a hot topic...

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