FT Magazine: How bankers brought Ireland to its knees

The cover story in this weekend’s FT magazine reviews the Irish banking crisis and features several current and former IE bloggers: you can read it here.

Brian Cowen: “The Irish Banking Crisis – the Mistakes, the Responses and the Lessons”

An Taoiseach gives his views on the Irish Banking Crisis in this speech.

[This month will see much more on this topic, with the two scoping inquiries on the banking crisis due at the end of May.]

The Irish Banking System: Unfinished Business

Colm McCarthy writes on this topic in today’s Sunday Business Post: you can read it here.

Fixing Finance: IIEA Series

The IIEA is hosting some excellent speakers in the coming weeks: David Wright, Deputy Director General of DG MARKET at the European Commission; Stefan Ingves, Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank; and Justin O’ Brien, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the Australian National University.

Full details are available here.

Crisis-Related Measures in the Financial System and Sovereign Balance Sheet Risks

The IMF has released a new report that lays out general principles that should guide governments in managing public interventions in the banking system.

Full paper here.

Summary here.