The Central Bank of Ireland (the CBI) recently published the majority of its Solvency II national specific templates (NSTs). These NSTs must be used for periodic reporting under Solvency II.  The NSTs published relate to (a) non-life technical provisions and claims templates and (b) variable annuity business. Technical specification documents have also been issued (which provide guidance on NST completion/submission).   NSTs relating to life and non-life income statements are yet to be published by the CBI.  XBRL taxonomy (a computer readable reporting classification language) is expected to be published by the CBI before the end of November. This must be used when reporting using the NSTs. Separately, the CBI has published NSTs to cater for new European Central Bank (ECB) statistical reporting requirements. These will allow the CBI to gather the additional information it needs (i.e. beyond that contained in Solvency II NSTs) in order to comply with ECB requirements.