Financial and Regulatory Failure: The Case of Ireland

Journal of Banking Regulation, Forthcoming

22 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2011 Last revised: 30 Dec 2011

K.P.V. O'Sullivan

University of Limerick- Kemmy Business School

Stephen Kinsella

University of Limerick

Date Written: December 8, 2011

Abstract

The paper chronicles the evolution of financial regulation in Ireland, with particular attention given to the roles, responsibilities and actions of those authorities responsible for maintaining financial stability. It examines the role of financial regulation during the property bubble and subsequent bust, in particular, the huge increase in property-backed lending which fuelled its growth during the mid-2000s and contributed to one of the largest banking failures experienced by a developed country since the great depression. We investigate the impact of ongoing government support to the banking system and the damage which has been done to public finances since the banking crisis.

Keywords: 2008 banking crisis, regulatory failure, Ireland, principles based regulation, public debt

JEL Classification: G18, G28, E12

Suggested Citation

O'Sullivan, K.P.V. and Kinsella, Stephen, Financial and Regulatory Failure: The Case of Ireland (December 8, 2011). Journal of Banking Regulation, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1969887 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1969887

K.P.V. O'Sullivan (Contact Author)

University of Limerick- Kemmy Business School ( email )

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Stephen Kinsella

University of Limerick ( email )

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Ireland
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