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# bankers - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.

# bankers - Friday 26 April, 2013

Three NTMA staff earning over €200k won't take pay cut this year

Finance Minister Michael Noonan had asked the 13 staff earning over €200,000 at the National Treasury Management Agency to continue voluntary pay cuts this year but some have refused.

# bankers - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Bankers bonuses set to be capped after European approval for limits

MEPs support a move that would limit bonuses to 100 per cent of salary from January of next year.

# bankers - Monday 11 March, 2013

From The42 5 Irish horses that can pay the bills, bust the bailout at Cheltenham Bankers

5 Irish horses that can pay the bills, bust the bailout at Cheltenham

Angela Merkel thinks we’re in the bookies — here are five Irish fancies that you need to keep an eye on.

# bankers - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Extract: 'The Financial Regulator investigating what went wrong at Irish Nationwide is a unique piece of Irish irony'

Michael Fingleton’s autonomous powers in Irish Nationwide should have been picked up on by the Financial Regulator – why weren’t they? asks Tom Lyons and Richard Curran.

# bankers - Thursday 28 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Bankers to see their bonuses capped

Finance Minister Michael Noonan called the European decision a ‘hard won breakthrough’.

# bankers - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Patrick Honohan: 'Household financial distress is at unprecedented levels'

The Governor of the Central Bank said that banks will have to act more “ pro-actively” and “liberally” in respect of those who cannot realistically pay their mortgages.

# bankers - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Financial services union calls on Noonan to guarantee IBRC jobs

Last night the Finance minister said he understood most staff would be rehired by the liquidators or by NAMA when it takes on the bank’s assets.

# bankers - Friday 1 February, 2013

Interview: 'People have had enough, debt write-down is the only solution now' - Nick Webb

Do our politicians have it in them to say no more, asks writer and journalist, Nick Webb, who gives his ideas on what should be top of the politician’s to-do list.

# bankers - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?

All these critiques don’t spur us to action, writes Tom Boland, so why do we keep buying them?

# bankers - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other

“As austerity bites to the knuckle, soup kitchens spring up around the country and children are sent to school hungry. It just seems so terribly wrong.”

# bankers - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Bank of Ireland Public Interest Directors paid over half a million since appointment

Joe Walsh and Tom Considine were questioned about salaries, bonuses and credit card interest hikes at the Bank of Ireland.

Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest

Four directors – including former Tánaiste Dick Spring – will be questioned by the Oireachtas Finance Committee on whether the bailed-out banks are acting in the public interest.

# bankers - Monday 17 December, 2012

Bailed-out bank chiefs to face Oireachtas questioning

Representatives from three bailed-out banks will be asked about whether the banks which received State money are acting in the public interest.

# bankers - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

27 bankers earning over €500,000 a year

Figures released today show that 20 of the staff are in Bank of Ireland, while seven are in the IBRC. Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said that he is “amazed and raging”.

# bankers - Monday 19 November, 2012

Fianna Fáil to publish legislation to reduce bankers' pensions

The full details of the bill on senior banking executives’ pensions will be given by the party’s spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath, tomorrow.

# bankers - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Labour TD calls for bankers' pay and pensions to be tackled

Labour Party TD for Dublin North Brendan Ryan says the Irish public “will not stand for further cuts in education or other frontline services”.

# bankers - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?

# bankers - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Gilmore says €500,000 salaries for bank executives is "not acceptable"

The Tánaiste’s comments follow the release of figures that show six current executives at the former Anglo Irish Bank earn over half a million euro a year.

Six execs at former Anglo Irish Bank earn over €500k a year

Figures disclosed by Finance Minister Michael Noonan detail the remuneration packages of senior bankers at the former Anglo Irish Bank.

# bankers - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers

How much does it cost to bring football into disrepute on Twitter? And how do NAMA’s accounts look?

# bankers - Thursday 18 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# bankers - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Column: Hauling bankers to court may be satisfying – but it won’t stop the rot

Instead of our usual witch-hunt we need a serious discussion about the purpose of our banking system, writes Arthur Doohan.

# bankers - Sunday 12 August, 2012

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks? Michael Collins This post contains videos

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?

Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.

# bankers - Monday 6 August, 2012

Column: Nick Leeson on why Seán Quinn is in denial

This week, the former trader says that he was most interested in how the former richest man in Ireland has been performing under media scrutiny…

# bankers - Friday 3 August, 2012

RBS sets aside stg£28m for Ulster Bank tech 'glitch'

Interim results report clarifies the amount being earmarked for both redress for beleaguered Ulster Bank customers in Ireland and the costs associated with dealing with the system failure.

# bankers - Saturday 28 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.

# bankers - Thursday 26 July, 2012

'Culture of bonus as an entitlement' behind push for banker bonus legislation, says O'Dea

Former FF minister says proposals target higher-ranking bankers and their work performance.

# bankers - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

FF tables new laws to defer bankers' bonuses for five years Bank Bonuses This post contains a poll

FF tables new laws to defer bankers' bonuses for five years

Willie O’Dea’s new proposals would see bankers have bonuses deferred for five years, and forfeited if the bank loses money.

# bankers - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Tony Blair says hanging the bankers won't help

Blair said he is looking to move back into British public life and hopes to take on an international political job.

# bankers - Monday 23 July, 2012

Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising.

We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.

# bankers - Thursday 5 July, 2012

LIVEBLOG: Ulster Bank CEO refuses to give up his bonus

The Ulster Bank CEO is answering questions from TDs and Senators about the ongoing technical problems at the bank. Follow the action here.

# bankers - Monday 2 July, 2012

UK to hold banking inquiry over lending rates scandal

David Cameron announced the inquiry in parliament this morning over the major scandal involving inter-bank lending rates.

# bankers - Friday 22 June, 2012

Ulster Bank says problem located, promises refunds and Sunday opening

Customers have been experiencing problems with their bank accounts since Wednesday.

# bankers - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

1,065 top bankers earn basic salary over €100K

Hundreds of bankers in AIB, Permanent TSB – all essentially State-owned institutions – are taking home basic salaries in excess of €100,000.

# bankers - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Column: Did you hear the one about the developer, the banker and the politician?

Former trader Nick Leeson on bidding wars at boom-time black-tie balls… and how someone saw fit to flick the over-ride switch so the excess could continue.

# bankers - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

VIDEO: FunnyOrDie's peek into Goldman Sachs' boardroom

Featuring some Muppets. Real Muppets.

# bankers - Monday 19 March, 2012

Column: Could we learn something from India's banking ethics?

The culture of ‘profit at any cost’ appears to be on the wane in Mumbai, where Nick Leeson has been studying the market – but he’s wondering if the idea of ethics in banking is just ticking a box.