Brexit: State picks hitlist of British banks to woo to Dublin

Move part of a wider plan to promote Ireland as a financial hub

PwC managing partner Feargal ORourke

The state has drawn up a hit-list of banks and financial institutions that it will target for relocation to Dublin, in the wake of Britain’s shock withdrawal from the European Union.

The move is part of a wider plan for a major escalation in the promotion of Ireland as a financial hub.

Sources who had been briefed on the government’s plans said that the Department of Finance, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland had ...