About the Speech:

Speaking on behalf of the Central Bank, Martin Moloney reviewed how the Irish Presidency of the EU tackled the financial services regulation agenda. He provided an overview of the important changes to banking regulation in the last six months and focused, in particular, on the ambitious programme initiated by the European Commission to reform the regulation of non-banking financial services in Europe. Mr Moloney also examined how the Irish Presidency found solutions within the context of the post-Lisbon legislative environment, and discussed the lessons that small European countries can learn from the Irish experience.

About the Speaker:

Martin Moloney is head of the Markets Policy Division at the Central Bank of Ireland, which provided the technical advice to the Department of Finance in relation to a substantial amount of the draft financial services regulations relating to markets and securities dealt with during the Irish Presidency.