Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: figures provided to him by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  show 1,011 investors benefited from the EIIS tax break last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Employment and investment incentive project cost exchequer €12.4m

Certus chief executive Joe Higgins said: “Regrettably, we need to reduce our workforce this year, which will, hopefully, be achieved on a voluntary basis.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reduction in legacy BoS(I) business will see offices in Galway, Waterford and Sligo close

Great-West Lifeco  chief executive and president Paul Mahon: said company never saw its Irish Life deal as a “bet” on Ireland, given that the country was still in a bailout programme with the EU and International Monetary Fund at the time of the acquisition. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish Life ‘on target’ to achieve €40 million in cost savings by mid-2015

Cyril Roux. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Banks head of regulation is trying to fill 67 vacant positions in his department

Richie Boucher, chief executive, Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

TD Richard Boyd Barrett tells CEO Richie Boucher that policy is a form of ’torture’

“I love being in Dublin. It’s a very enjoyable city. It’s by the sea with fresh air.” Cyril Roux at the Central Bank in Dame Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The deputy governor of the Central Bank says progress is being made but it will take several years

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher made it clear to the Oireachtas Committee that it was not the “policy or practice” of the bank to write-down debt. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Banks told committee how they were addressing the 31,000 mortgage arrears accounts

Bank of Ireland CEO Richie Bouche and Andrew Keating, group chief financial officer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland CEO says bank has written off credit card debt for customers

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: zoned in on the 4,323 arrears customers facing legal proceedings. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Bottom Line: targets set down for banks by regulator are far from bulletproof

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