The Central Bank held briefing sessions on two regulatory guidelines recently published by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) AML committee. It also provided a brief outline of the forthcoming FATF Mutual Evaluation Review (MER) of Ireland that is due to take place in 2016 and to explain what involvement the private sector will have during the process. The ESA’s guidance papers concern the risk factors to be considered when applying customer due diligence and the risk based supervision. The briefing sessions were provided by Tony Cahalan and Hannah O’Neill from the Legal and Policy section of the Anti-Money Laundering Division in the Central Bank. The Central Bank highlighted the following resources.