Richie Boucher: The last banker standing

Bank of Ireland's chief executive explains his and the bank's future

27th March, 2016
Richie Boucher: ‘Even going back to 2012, 2013, we were doing a lot of work to stimulate demand, to find demand, and I think that’s paid us back now’ Picture: Bryan Meade

Bank of Ireland is more than 200 years old. It has seen bad times before. It has gone through trauma, crisis, wars. Yet for all that history, it too had to deal with the existential threats of the great crash of 2008. True, it was the least worst of the Irish banks. But that is hardly a badge of honour.

Still, the cost of repairing the battered institution was heavy. The decisions needed had painful consequences for...

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