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# bankers - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Colm McCarthy: Irish bank debt was incurred "under threats" from ECB

The UCD economist said that no other eurozone country has taken on the kind of bank-related debt that Ireland took on – and warned that it may not be sustainable.

# bankers - Friday 16 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know before 9am…

# bankers - Saturday 3 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know by 9am…

# bankers - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

MEP: McCreevy's boom-time diary raises issues about lobbyists

New documents show that McCreevy met with many major developers and bankers – including Sean Quinn and Bernard McNamara – during the Irish property bubble.

# bankers - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Public outcry over banker's €1 million bonus

The head of Royal Bank of Scotland is on a salary of £1.2 million (€1.4 million) and last year received a bonus worth around £2 million (€2.38 million).

# bankers - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# bankers - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

British bankers may sue over bonuses - if they're 'too small'

British legal experts warn that bankers may not be willing to settle for low bonuses, despite the massive public backlash.

# bankers - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from

Thought-provoking, moving, controversial: Our pick of the top ten Read Mes from 2011.

# bankers - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Taoiseach urges banks to pass on interest rate cut

The ECB has announced a cut in interest rates – but AIB, Ulster Bank and National Irish Bank have all said they won’t pass on the cut to mortgage customers.

# bankers - Saturday 10 December, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest on the EU agreement, tributes paid to mother and daughter crash victims, and possibly the best Christmas light display ever…

'No jerks' rule at UK bank led to 30 staff leaving, CEO says

Barclays boss Bob Diamond cited an incident in which five bankers spent £44,000 on wine at a meal to celebrate their bonuses.

Sean FitzPatrick released without charge

The former head of Anglo Irish Bank was arrested yesterday as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities at Irish financial institutions.

# bankers - Monday 28 November, 2011

Column: I work in a bank - and you've got us all wrong

Yes, banks housed deceitful, corrupt fat cats – but it was the rest of us who got the blame, writes bank worker Patrick Ryan.

# bankers - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

AIB announces David Duffy as new CEO

Duffy will take up the job in December. The bank has said that his remuneration package will be ‘in line with Government guidelines’.

# bankers - Monday 14 November, 2011

Survey finds bank staff have 'chronic' lack of confidence in management

Less than half of bank employees are happy in their current working environment, according to the survey of Irish banking staff.

# bankers - Friday 11 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# bankers - Thursday 10 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# bankers - Friday 4 November, 2011

Boss who called for end to "period of remorse" insists banks "can be cuddly"

Barclay’s CEO Bob Diamond struck a more conciliatory tone in a keynote lecture in London last night.

# bankers - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Did you hear about the banker who worked too hard?

The head of Lloyds Banking Group Plc has had to take leave of absence – reportedly because of stress and fatigue. (And it might be the fault of the Irish economy).

# bankers - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

# bankers - Monday 10 October, 2011

Column: Why should bankers have the right to judge us?

People behind on mortgage payments face humiliating personal interrogation from their bankers. We need a new independent solution, writes David Hall of New Beginning.

# bankers - Monday 15 August, 2011

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

# bankers - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning: Cabinet’s final meeting before summer, five arrests in Ronan Kerr investigation, and the Chilean miners coming to the big screen.

# bankers - Friday 6 May, 2011

Financial regulator says bank boards will be overhauled

Matthew Elderfield says that any board members who were sitting prior to the 2008 bank guarantee scheme will have stepped down by the end of 2011.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Photos emerge from the Osama compound – but none of the dead look like Osama; Obama to address crowds at O’Connell Street; and Matthew Elderfield gives bank boards their notice.

# bankers - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least?

A new poll reveals doctors are the most trusted profession. But which profession do you trust least?

# bankers - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Bankers may be 'in breach of contracts': Shatter

The Justice Minister has described the multimillion euro retirement package given to former AIB MD Colm Doherty as “grossly immoral” – and said that bankers who run their institutions poorly should be considered to be “in breach of contract”.

# bankers - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Ireland ‘seriously misjudged’ the ‘madness’: How the world sees the Nyberg report

Peter Nyberg’s report into the Irish banking crisis “reads like a psychologist’s report”, in the eyes of the world’s media.

# bankers - Friday 10 December, 2010

Future bankers' bonuses to be hit with 90 per cent tax AIB

Future bankers' bonuses to be hit with 90 per cent tax

Amendment to Finance Bill will bring in levy but it will not apply to the deferred 2008 payments of €40m to AIB senior staff.

From The Daily Edge An Irishman abroad tells it like it is... Silver Tongued

An Irishman abroad tells it like it is...

Sum up Ireland’s fall from grace in two minutes? No problem.

# bankers - Thursday 9 December, 2010

July 2010: Brian Lenihan calls end to "mad bonuses". Dec 2010: AIB bankers get €40m bonus. AIB

July 2010: Brian Lenihan calls end to "mad bonuses". Dec 2010: AIB bankers get €40m bonus.

Bank bailed out by taxpayers says it is contractually obliged to pay bonuses from 2008 – the year the banking crisis hit.