European Banking Authority chairman José Manuel Campa (left) who was in Dublin yesterday with Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and Martin Merlin, European Commission bank, insurance and financial crime director for a conference on banking regulation. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

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