The Department of Finance has published its Annual Review for 2013. One of the goals expressed in the report was "The completion of the restructuring of the banking system and a vibrant, secure and well-regulated financial sector". The four objectives outlined under this goal are:

  • Objective 1: A well regulated, effectively supervised, competitive and more stable financial services sector;
  • Objective 2: A banking sector servicing the economy and the wider population and built for the future;
  • Objective 3: Continuing development of Ireland as a centre for international financial services and as a location of choice for investment for international foreign financial services firms;
  • Objective 4: Appropriate credit available for viable households and businesses.