National Treasury Management Agency chief executive John Corrigan (left) and National Pensions Reserve Fund director Eugene O’Callaghan at the announcement of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Criticising the European Commission, Mr O’Donovan said it had forced Bank of Ireland to quit profitable businesses after it was bailed out by the Government.

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