FSI’s goal is that ‘Ireland is the strongest business environment and best location to tackle future challenges for the sector.’

FSI will work to promote:

  • The maintenance of robust, independent, transparent and highly reputable institutions, structures and systems
  • The development of skills in relevant cutting edge technology fields such as fintech, machine learning, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, data analytics and cyber security
  • The cultivation of talent and skills to tackle the emerging and future challenges the industry will face
  • Tax initiatives, cost competitiveness and supports for businesses
  • A stable environment where businesses have global reach through a breadth of financial services clusters
  • Ireland’s broad and deep engagement with European and international institutions

FSI consultation responses

FSI submission - National Payment Strategy Public consultation - Feb 2024 pdf | 836.1 kb FSI submission - CP156 Central Bank proposed enhancements to innovation engagement - Feb 2024 pdf | 376.1 kb

How to get involved / Policy

FSI engages with the Central Bank of Ireland and EU Institutions on issues of critical importance to the sector. FSI maintains an active presence in Brussels through the Ibec Europe office and has strong relationships with all of the EU institutions, representatives and other trade associations.

Audrey Crummy is Vice Chair of the Business Europe (BE) Financial Affairs Group. BE is Europe’s largest and most influential business lobby group, headquartered in Brussels.

For more information please contact Elena Lillo (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).


FSI/Ibec believe a strong economy and business climate can help make Ireland a better place to live and work. Together with Ibec, FSI lobbies government, policymakers and other key stakeholders with evidenced-based policies designed to positively shape business conditions and drive economic growth.

For more information please contact Patricia Callan (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).

Aisling Mc Niffe represents FSI members on Ibec’s Brexit Taskforce to voice the needs of our financial services members as well as to provide member updates on Brexit negotiations. She also represents FSI members’ views on Brexit externally, including with Government officials.

Divergence Watch is a new quarterly publication by Ibec Global, which looks at the shifting relationship between the EU and the UK across different business sectors and highlights the key areas businesses should keep a close eye on in coming months. In each issue, we focus on the impact of Brexit on a specific industry, consider where divergence has taken place so far and its impact, and what the key takeaways are for international business leaders. The summer 2022 edition which focussed on  Financial services. Please click here to view the latest edition. 

For more information please contact Aisling Mc Niffe (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).

Ireland for Finance is the Irish government strategy for international financial services sector in Ireland until 2025.

Each year a detailed action plan is published in consultation with industry and public sector bodies. FSI works with members to draft a submission that highlights the key priorities of our members for the coming action plan. It also works with the Government, Government agencies and sister trade associations to deliver this strategy.

For more information please contact Aisling Mc Niffe (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).

How to get involved / Working Groups

The Regulatory Affairs and EU Affairs committee is FSI's main working group on regulatory issues. It focuses on high-level, cross-sectoral issues such as the consolidation and modernisation of financial services law, and the development of Better Regulation principles. It addresses issues of critical importance to specific industries wherever needed.

Chair: Gino Del Sesto, Met Life
This group is made up of senior compliance professionals and executives from institutions operating in every sector of the industry.

For more information please contact Elena Lillo (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).

As the Central Bank launched a discussion paper on the topic of consumer protection in financial services, the FSI CPC taskforce has been established to ensure that the Code remains fit for purpose and future-ready for both consumers and financial institutions.

For more information, please contact Elena Lillo (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).


Comprises of two working groups who meet to discuss and analyse strategic policy issues and events in the international insurance life industry including Solvency II, PRIIPs and many others.
CEO Working group chair: Eoin Lynam, AXA Life Europe dac.
Technical Forum chair: Joseph Doran, Octium Life DAC. 

Open to cross-border life insurance companies only. For more information please contact Audrey Crummy (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).

Irish Chair - Declan Bolger, Irish Life plc         UK Chair - Joanna Cound, BlackRock

FSI/City of London (CoL) Dialogue established in 2015, is a forum for FSI Board and Senior Management from individual financial services firms and associations in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom to discuss financial services issues that are of common interest including business development.

For more information please contact Aisling Mc Niffe (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).

Founding Chair: David Swan, SMBC Aviation Capital

Chair: Marie-Louise Kelly, Orix Aviation 

Vice Chair: Karl Griffin, Genesis

Launched in 2018, designed to represent the Irish aviation leasing industry at both local and international level. One of its main objectives is to highlight the importance of the sector to public representatives in light of increasing international competitive threats. Visit www.aircraftleasingireland.ie for more details.  

For more information please contact Audrey Crummy (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie).