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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

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# Banking Collapse
Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)
They said they will be discussing the scope of the inquiry, the risks associated with it and the time scale.
# Pay
No bank staff hit with higher USC charge on bonuses since 2011
The charge was brought in to discourage ‘inappropriate’ bonus payments being made to staff in bailed out banks.
# Analysis
5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts
The government is pressing ahead with an inquiry but it will be a while before it starts properly and there are a number of outstanding issues before it does.
# Banking Inquiry
Government will establish a banking inquiry next week and this Labour TD will chair it
A motion will be brought before the Dáil next Tuesday following a discussion at this morning’s Cabinet meeting.
# Bankers
Bank of America offers credit card to a woman by calling her a 'slut'
You’ve got mail, and you’re also sexually promiscuous.
# Trial
Jury selection for Anglo trial begins today
It’s expected 500 people will turn up for jury duty today.
# Pay
AIB silent over bonus plan for top executives, government says policy hasn't changed
AIB declined to comment if they held discussions with government about changing compensation policy for top bankers.
# Review 2013
Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos
All the best shouting, attention seeking and scandal caught on camera.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.
# Bankers
Committee recommends review of law for punishing failed bankers
The Public Accounts Committee’s report also recommended a change in the codes of State bodies to hold officials accountable even after they have retired.
# Not the News
Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…
# Financial Crisis
An anniversary without celebration: It's five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed
After just barely pulling back from the precipice, industry is picking up, home prices are gaining, banks are stable and American consumers have started spending – albeit still with great caution.
# Bankers
Union representing IBRC staff to meet with LRC chief Kieran Mulvey next week
The Irish Bank Officials Association says that the meeting is evidence of the legitimacy of IBRC staff’s claims over redundancy packages being cut.
# Finance committee
Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers
The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…
# Not the News
What John Waters did during his time in prison: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny to wrestle, homeowner professes their love for Permanent TSB, and bankers mistreat their politicians.
# Finance committee
Bankers' answers on Priory Hall prompt "massive worry" among residents
AIB boss David Duffy said this week the bank would pull out of a process aimed at reaching a solution for all of the residents, and try and reach deals with just its own customers.
# Bank of Ireland
'My contract has been accepted by government': Richie Boucher on his €843k salary
The Bank of Ireland chief executive got into a testy exchange with a Labour TD over his pay packet today.
# Banks
LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee
TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.
# Richie Boucher
'It's like being in a maze': FG TD tells BOI chief he is not facilitating committee
Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher frustrated TDs at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today
# Bankers
AIB chief is 'not aware of' any internal investigations into former directors
The bank’s CEO David Duffy said that no investigations had happened during his tenure and that discussing past directors would be “therapeutic but unfair”.
# Summer is over
TDs and Senators coming back next week to grill bankers over mortgage arrears
TDs and Senators on the Oireachtas Finance Committee will grill the heads of the main Irish banks next week.
# Investigation
"Hurry up with the banking inquiry", Sinn Féin tells Taoiseach
The government is gearing up to hold the long-awaited banking inquiry in the autumn – but the terms of reference have still not yet been made clear.
# Not the News
Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Seanad insists it’s relevant, talks about fanny; parades mar riots; Magdalene nuns coach banking execs.
# Bankers
21 bankers in Ireland earned more than €1 million in 2011
Another EU state had 2,436 individuals earning over €1 million in the same year.
# Bank Guarantee
FF: Claims of no bank guarantee documents are 'a lie', and this FOI proves it
The government continues to insist that there are no documents in existence which explain the rationale behind the decision to guarantee the banks in September 2008.
# ortolan
One from the satire archive: The 85 Billion Euro Man
Still reeling from the Anglo Tapes? We recall a clairvoyant extract from satirical novel, The Eighty-Five Billion Dollar Man.
# Dáil
Were the Anglo tapes handed over to the Nyberg banking inquiry?
Opposition TDs have also asked whether the public interest directors at Anglo knew about the tapes – and if so, why they didn’t tell the government.
# Dublin
200 hand letter to gardaí demanding Anglo charges
The letter was handed in by people from the Jail the Bankers protest that took place this evening in Dublin city centre.
# need to know
Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added apologies from Death Row inmates
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Not the News
Reillyland declared not in recession: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish getting better at racism, taking bankers to a long lunch, loving Anglo.
# Anglo Tapes
Anglo tapes are 'nauseating' - Shatter
The Justice Minister said today that former Anglo executives had ‘no insight’ into the impact of the bank’s collapse.
# Anglo Tapes
‘We need the f**king loans’: 7 more jaw-dropping quotes from the Anglo Tapes
The bank’s former chief executive David Drumm discusses strategy with head of capital markets John Bowe ahead of a crucial meeting with the authorities in September 2008 in the latest Irish Independent tapes.
# Anglo Tapes
Michael Noonan on the Anglo Tapes: 'We could have done without them'
The finance minister says reporting on the tapes will influence public opinion in the states funding Ireland’s EU bailout.
# Anglo Tapes
The Anglo Tapes scandal has made the front page of this German tabloid
And another German newspaper says that Anglo bankers and others should be put in a sack and beaten.
# Anglo Tapes
In full: Ex-Anglo exec denies that he tried to mislead the Central Bank
John Bowe, Anglo’s head of capital markets in 2008, insists that recorded exchanges between him and another executive took place “during a period of severe and unprecedented market dislocation”.
Column: For bankers, summary justice is no justice at all
Just like the UK, Ireland needs to hold a major investigation into the banking sector, writes Aaron McKenna, who says while we all want to see justice, it is not going to be that easy.
# Ulster Bank
British chancellor hints at Ulster Bank sell-off
George Osborne told bankers last night that a review is to be carried out into breaking up Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank’s parent company.