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Attendees at the “Blockchain for Finance” conference in Dublin

The Republic’s attempt to build its credentials as a key player in blockchain has received a boost with news that an international body working to dev(...)

Minister of State for Financial Services  Michael D’Arcy: “We cannot simply assume future success, particularly in the wake of challenges such as Brexit and the regulatory and tax reforms in the US.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Government consultation on the development of a new strategy for international financial services admits that it “cannot be complacent and assume fu(...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; John Higgins, president and chief commericial officer of Avolon; and Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive of Avolon, pictured at the opening. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Aircraft-leasing company Avolon has opened a new global headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The majority of the company’s 250 global workforce will (...)

Gardaí charged 42 people with 168 money-laundering offences in 2017.

Banks and other financial institutions reported more than 24,000 transactions involving suspected money laundering to the authorities last year, doubl(...)

“It’s a cop out to say vulture funds don’t need to be regulated,” said Joe Healy, IFA president. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has hit out at the Minister of State for financial services Michael D’Arcy for suggesting that vulture funds were(...)

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

A 2 per cent levy is to be added to insurance policies to provide funds for use in the event of insurance company collapses.

A 2 per cent levy is to be added to insurance policies to provide funds for use in the event of insurance company collapses. The Insurance (Amendmen(...)

The Central Bank has been working on developing the technical specifications of the database. Photograph: iStock

A Bill to establish a national database tracking insurance claims was brought to Cabinet last week looking to facilitate a more in-depth analysis of a(...)

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Setanta Insurance group in 2014.

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Se(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he had been informed that Insurance Ireland expected to complete a detailed data protection impact assessment by the end of August. Image: Getty Images

The new EU data protection regime will have a “significant impact” on any new plans by the insurance industry to share data between members and with A(...)

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