Bank pay caps ‘huge concern’ for investors, Donohoe told

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Paschal Donohoe rejected an AIB plan to reinstate bonuses last year.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Paschal Donohoe rejected an AIB plan to reinstate bonuses last year. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Irish bank pay caps and bonus restrictions are now a major worry, a group of investors have told the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, as the Government weighs whether to ease pay caps at bailed-out lenders.

Mr Donohoe met a shareholder group brought together by Deutsche Bank in Dublin on November 22nd. At the meeting, investors told Mr Donohoe that restrictions on executive pay at AIB and other partly State-owned lenders are “now a huge concern”even as they recognised the political sensitivity around easing restrictions, according to an internal summary of feedback prepared for the Minister.

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