Research Handbook on State Aid in the Banking Sector
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Research Handbook on State Aid in the Banking Sector

Edited by François-Charles Laprévote, Joanna Gray and Francesco De Cecco

The Research Handbook on State Aid in the Banking Sector brings together experts in state aid and in financial regulation, drawn from legal academia, legal practice, economics, and from the EU and EEA institutions to shed light on this relationship. The editors and expert contributors do this by elucidating key concepts that underpin the application of state aid law to banks, and by considering specific aspects of the interface between state aid and financial regulation. The Research Handbook's analysis is complemented by a number of key country-based case studies, and by a concluding section which takes stock of the Banking Union’s package of legislative/regulatory reforms and reflects on the possible future role of state aid in this sector.
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Chapter 10: Ireland

Vincent J.G. Power

Abstract

This chapter considers the application of the EU Banking State Aid rules to Ireland during the Banking Crisis. It examines the Irish guarantee and asset management agency as well as the specific aid decisions for each of the Irish banks and building societies. Ireland is a fascinating case study because of the magnitude of the crisis in Ireland and the level of aid provided but also the intervention of the Troika and the recovery of the Irish economy.

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