We present a review of the Irish banking collapse, detailing its origins in a confluence of events. We suggest that the very concentrated nature of the Irish banking sector, which will emerge from the policy decisions taken as a consequence of the collapse, runs a risk of a second crisis. We survey the literature on size and efficiency and suggest some alternative policy approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-312
Number of pages18
JournalComparative Economic Studies
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2014


  • banking
  • collapse
  • Ireland
  • regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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