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#Richie Boucher

# richie-boucher - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'The rage inside me was getting stronger': Ireland's top bankers face grilling on mortgages and repossessions

Three of Ireland’s top bankers were before an Oireachtas committee to talk about the state of Irish banking system.

# richie-boucher - Friday 22 May, 2015

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else...

“Happy customers make for profitable banks,” the finance minister said today.

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Bank of Ireland CEO: 'We can repay people financially, but not morally'

Richie Boucher said bankers’ pre-crash salaries were “relatively generous”.

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

State of the Nation: Can Fine Gael and Labour agree on water charges?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# richie-boucher - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the July 12th marches, protests in Dublin, fresh violence in Gaza and the death of the last surviving original Ramone.

BOI chief Richie Boucher tells staff he is being treated for cancer

The Bank of Ireland chief executive expects to be back to work in September.

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

'The shortest bankruptcy in the world' - IMHO agrees three month debt deal with banks

The mortgage holder’s advocate has struck a deal with two major banks and hopes more will follow.

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Insolvency chief blasts Bank of Ireland

The state-backed lender’s refusal to engage with personal insolvency legislation is in the crosshairs.

# richie-boucher - Friday 25 April, 2014

Number of defaulted loans fall at Bank of Ireland

BoI says it is trading normally as shareholders meet in Dublin.

# richie-boucher - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory

Letters have gone missing from the Department of Finance and – it was revealed this week – Bank of Ireland in a development described as “highly suspicious” by the Sinn Féin deputy Pearse Doherty.

# richie-boucher - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyonne’s talking about the Omagh bomb, Rehab revelations, and President Higgins…

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# richie-boucher - Monday 3 March, 2014

"Profitable and generating capital": BoI losses narrow, mortgage arrears still 'key priority'

Bank of Ireland has released its results for 2013. Richie Boucher says the institution made “further substantial progress” last year.

# richie-boucher - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

# richie-boucher - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Bankers' answers on Priory Hall prompt "massive worry" among residents

AIB boss David Duffy said this week the bank would pull out of a process aimed at reaching a solution for all of the residents, and try and reach deals with just its own customers.

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Donnelly and Mathews let rip at Bank of Ireland executives

Peter Mathews and Stephen Donnelly were in the Oireachtas Finance Committee today and were full of questions for Bank of Ireland boss Richie Boucher.

Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank accused of having no solutions on Priory Hall

CEOs Richie Boucher and Jim Brown came under pressure from TDs today to explain what they were doing to help former residents of the abandoned Donaghmede apartment complex.

'My contract has been accepted by government': Richie Boucher on his €843k salary

The Bank of Ireland chief executive got into a testy exchange with a Labour TD over his pay packet today.

LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee

TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.

'It's like being in a maze': FG TD tells BOI chief he is not facilitating committee

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher frustrated TDs at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today

Bank of Ireland has addressed 53 per cent of defaulting mortgages

Bank of Ireland told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that it has 11,774 mortgages in default and has dealt with over 6,200 of those accounts.

# richie-boucher - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Finance Committee to press BoI chief on banking inquiry response

Bank of Ireland’s response to a Michael Noonan letter on preservation of records was “measured at best, reserved at worst” according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch.

# richie-boucher - Thursday 29 August, 2013

TDs and Senators coming back next week to grill bankers over mortgage arrears

TDs and Senators on the Oireachtas Finance Committee will grill the heads of the main Irish banks next week.

# richie-boucher - Friday 2 August, 2013

Bank of Ireland loses €504 million in the first six months of 2013

Richie Boucher said that it ‘was not for him’ to say why people weren’t paying their mortgages, but encouraged those in difficulty to engage with the bank.

# richie-boucher - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Government won’t use Bank of Ireland stake to oppose Boucher’s €843k salary

The taxpayer’s 15 per cent stake in the bank won’t be used to try and stop shareholders approving Richie Boucher’s pay.

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Bank of Ireland CEO received total pay of €843,000 last year

Bank of Ireland’s annual report reveals a minor pay increase for Richie Boucher, despite pre-tax losses of €2.17 billion.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# richie-boucher - Monday 4 March, 2013

Bank of Ireland loses €2.1 billion in 2012

Looking to the year ahead, its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said that “taxpayers are very much in the money with regard to Bank of Ireland.”

# richie-boucher - Saturday 3 November, 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: Making it easier to get an Irish Heritage certificate; criminals too busy wetting themselves at Garda Segways to commit crimes; Richie Boucher catches Bond producers’ eye.

# richie-boucher - Monday 18 June, 2012

Bank of Ireland shareholders approve complex promissory note - bond deal

Shareholders at the bank voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deal that was first announced by the Finance Minister in March.

# richie-boucher - Friday 16 March, 2012

Bank of Ireland chief executive given €898,000 package last year

Bank of Ireland’s annual report shows Richie Boucher benefited by €831,000 last year after waiving €67,000 of pay.

# richie-boucher - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

BoI plays down report on mortgage rate hikes

The remarks come after chief executive Richie Boucher was quoted as saying new insolvency legislation could lead to increases.

# richie-boucher - Monday 20 February, 2012

Bank of Ireland reports 80 per cent drop in losses

Preliminary results for 2011 show that losses before tax fell to €190m, compared to €950m in the previous twelve months.

# richie-boucher - Friday 12 August, 2011

Interest rate hike for Bank of Ireland customers

The standard variable mortgage rate is going up, as are rates on personal credit cards and personal variable loans.

# richie-boucher - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

BoI signals eventual increase in mortgage interest rates

Richie Boucher says his bank can’t keep absorbing ECB hikes – and that it’ll have to pass on any future increases.

Bank of Ireland losses narrow to €723m

So far in 2011, Ireland’s only domestic lender outside State control has almost halved its pre-tax losses.

# richie-boucher - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Bank of Ireland posts losses of €950 million from last year

Reacting to the losses chief executive Richie Boucher appeared to indicate he is not in favour of debt forgiveness for struggling mortgage holders.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The public sector under fire; Japanese suffer ‘earthquake sickness’ and is Ryan Tubridy off to the BBC?

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