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# Bankers
Senior bankers who put taxpayers' money at risk should be jailed
A report by a parliamentary commission on banking in the UK has recommended widespread reform to the sector.
# Bank Inquiry
'Some bankers and civil servants don't want banking inquiry' - McGuinness
The government has been seeking to bring forward legislation to strengthen the Oireachtas’ ability to carry out inquiries into matters of public interest in the wake of the rejection of a referendum in 2011.
# Bankers
AIB Deputy Chairman: I'm uncomfortable with banks not passing on mortgage cuts
Michael Somers said he believes Ireland is shooting itself in the foot with “heavy regulation” driving foreign banks away.
# Not the News
Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.
Three NTMA staff earning over €200k won't take pay cut this year
Finance Minister Michael Noonan had asked the 13 staff earning over €200,000 at the National Treasury Management Agency to continue voluntary pay cuts this year but some have refused.
# Bank Bonuses
Bankers bonuses set to be capped after European approval for limits
MEPs support a move that would limit bonuses to 100 per cent of salary from January of next year.
# Bankers
5 Irish horses that can pay the bills, bust the bailout at Cheltenham
Angela Merkel thinks we’re in the bookies — here are five Irish fancies that you need to keep an eye on.
Extract: 'The Financial Regulator investigating what went wrong at Irish Nationwide is a unique piece of Irish irony'
Michael Fingleton’s autonomous powers in Irish Nationwide should have been picked up on by the Financial Regulator – why weren’t they? asks Tom Lyons and Richard Curran.
# Banking
Bankers to see their bonuses capped
Finance Minister Michael Noonan called the European decision a ‘hard won breakthrough’.
# Mortgages
Patrick Honohan: 'Household financial distress is at unprecedented levels'
The Governor of the Central Bank said that banks will have to act more “ pro-actively” and “liberally” in respect of those who cannot realistically pay their mortgages.
# Promissory notes
Financial services union calls on Noonan to guarantee IBRC jobs
Last night the Finance minister said he understood most staff would be rehired by the liquidators or by NAMA when it takes on the bank’s assets.
Interview: 'People have had enough, debt write-down is the only solution now' - Nick Webb
Do our politicians have it in them to say no more, asks writer and journalist, Nick Webb, who gives his ideas on what should be top of the politician’s to-do list.
Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?
All these critiques don’t spur us to action, writes Tom Boland, so why do we keep buying them?
Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other
“As austerity bites to the knuckle, soup kitchens spring up around the country and children are sent to school hungry. It just seems so terribly wrong.”
# Banking
Bank of Ireland Public Interest Directors paid over half a million since appointment
Joe Walsh and Tom Considine were questioned about salaries, bonuses and credit card interest hikes at the Bank of Ireland.
# Bankers
Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest
Four directors – including former Tánaiste Dick Spring – will be questioned by the Oireachtas Finance Committee on whether the bailed-out banks are acting in the public interest.
# Bankers
Bailed-out bank chiefs to face Oireachtas questioning
Representatives from three bailed-out banks will be asked about whether the banks which received State money are acting in the public interest.
# Bankers
27 bankers earning over €500,000 a year
Figures released today show that 20 of the staff are in Bank of Ireland, while seven are in the IBRC. Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said that he is “amazed and raging”.
# Pension
Fianna Fáil to publish legislation to reduce bankers' pensions
The full details of the bill on senior banking executives’ pensions will be given by the party’s spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath, tomorrow.
# Bankers
Labour TD calls for bankers' pay and pensions to be tackled
Labour Party TD for Dublin North Brendan Ryan says the Irish public “will not stand for further cuts in education or other frontline services”.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?
# Bankers
Gilmore says €500,000 salaries for bank executives is "not acceptable"
The Tánaiste’s comments follow the release of figures that show six current executives at the former Anglo Irish Bank earn over half a million euro a year.
# Bankers
Six execs at former Anglo Irish Bank earn over €500k a year
Figures disclosed by Finance Minister Michael Noonan detail the remuneration packages of senior bankers at the former Anglo Irish Bank.
# Prime Numbers
Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers
How much does it cost to bring football into disrepute on Twitter? And how do NAMA’s accounts look?
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Column: Hauling bankers to court may be satisfying – but it won’t stop the rot
Instead of our usual witch-hunt we need a serious discussion about the purpose of our banking system, writes Arthur Doohan.
# Michael Collins
What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?
Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.
Column: Nick Leeson on why Seán Quinn is in denial
This week, the former trader says that he was most interested in how the former richest man in Ireland has been performing under media scrutiny…
# Ulster Bank
RBS sets aside stg£28m for Ulster Bank tech 'glitch'
Interim results report clarifies the amount being earmarked for both redress for beleaguered Ulster Bank customers in Ireland and the costs associated with dealing with the system failure.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.
# Bank Bonuses
'Culture of bonus as an entitlement' behind push for banker bonus legislation, says O'Dea
Former FF minister says proposals target higher-ranking bankers and their work performance.
# Bank Bonuses
FF tables new laws to defer bankers' bonuses for five years
Willie O’Dea’s new proposals would see bankers have bonuses deferred for five years, and forfeited if the bank loses money.
# don't hang the bankers?
Tony Blair says hanging the bankers won't help
Blair said he is looking to move back into British public life and hopes to take on an international political job.
Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising.
We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.
LIVEBLOG: Ulster Bank CEO refuses to give up his bonus
The Ulster Bank CEO is answering questions from TDs and Senators about the ongoing technical problems at the bank. Follow the action here.
# Investigation
UK to hold banking inquiry over lending rates scandal
David Cameron announced the inquiry in parliament this morning over the major scandal involving inter-bank lending rates.
# Gremlins
Ulster Bank says problem located, promises refunds and Sunday opening
Customers have been experiencing problems with their bank accounts since Wednesday.
# Bankers' Pay
1,065 top bankers earn basic salary over €100K
Hundreds of bankers in AIB, Permanent TSB – all essentially State-owned institutions – are taking home basic salaries in excess of €100,000.