In the News: 5-7-2019 Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care

In Irish news: Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care after falling ill last night. According reports It is understood Cowen had been experiencing some ill health in recent weeks. More information to follow.

In other Irish news:People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has hit out at the government for opposing the party’s Climate Emergency Bill. The Climate Emergency Bill which is aimed   at banning oil and gas exploration in Irish waters was killed off by the cabinet.In a statement earlier today, Smith said that Ireland could be a beacon to the world if the Dáil were to pass her bill.

In business news On 3 July 2019 The Central Bank fines Wells Fargo’s Irish subsidiary €5.8m for “serious failings” in its regulatory reporting capability and compliance. Read their finding here.

In European news: Croatia launched Thursday (4 July) a bid to join Europe’s Exchange Rate Mechanism. A letter of intent to join the mechanism sent to the eurozone countries and EU institutions, signed by Finance Minister Zdravko Maric and HNB government Boris Vujcic, was accompanied by a plan for reforms Croatia will undertake before entering it, a national bank etter of intent to join the mechanism sent to the eurozone countries and EU institutions, signed by Finance Minister Zdravko Maric and HNB government Boris Vujcic, was accompanied by a plan for reforms Croatia will undertake before entering it, a national bank.

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