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Ireland channels Celtic Tiger to shake off crisis

March 1, 2021

A robust export-led economy has helped Ireland survive Covid-19 lockdowns, and shore it up against Brexit.


Irish banks seize digital opportunities despite setbacks

March 1, 2021

In response to Covid-19, Irish banks have offered customers payment breaks and upped their digital game.

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Payment holidays help Irish banks contain NPLs

November 13, 2020

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions in Q4 could cause asset quality to deteriorate and NPLs to rise.

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Ireland's banks pursue rocky road to recovery

April 1, 2019

Ireland's banks are on the comeback trail, slashing NPL ratios. However, the continued state ownership in the country's three largest banks clouds the picture. 

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AIB’s chief digital officer looks towards frictionless banking

February 1, 2018

Seamus Murphy, the chief digital officer at Allied Irish Banks, talks to Joy Macknight about delivering key enabling technologies, tooling and frameworks to speed up the bank’s digital transformation.

Irish banks bounce back

August 24, 2015

The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

Espirito Santo crisis highlights continued struggle in periphery

August 22, 2014
Banking sector performance in crisis countries

The crisis at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo has raised fresh doubts about the recovery of banks in the peripheral eurozone.

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Ireland makes confident start to post-rescue life

February 3, 2014

Ireland was the first sovereign to tap the syndicated bond market in 2014, cementing its return to normal financing after the country's exit from its rescue programme.

Fresh challenges for Irelands banks

Fresh challenges for Ireland's banks

January 17, 2014

As Ireland waves farewell to the programme of financial support that has shored up the country’s economy since the crisis, spectres still loom on the horizon for Ireland’s banking sector in the shape of credit reviews and stress-tests.

Finance Minister of the Year 2014

Finance Minister of the Year 2014

December 20, 2013

The Banker’s Finance Minister of the Year awards celebrate the officials who managed to restore economic stability and even growth to their countries following a turbulent few years.

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