Recently, the Central Bank published a speech delivered by its Director of Policy and Risk at the most recent annual general meeting of the Dublin International Insurance & Management Association (DIMA).  Solvency II was the core focus of the speech, with a particular emphasis on protection of policyholders, harmonised cross-border provision of insurance, risk based supervision and equivalence assessments.  Other topics addressed included: (a) the Central Bank's continued work with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to promote supervisory convergence; (b) initial discussions around a possible harmonised EU Recovery and Resolution regime; and (c) treatment of infrastructure investments and the role insurers play in this regard.