The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published a number of Solvency II Information Notes in recent weeks.  The first of these (Note 1) outlined its approach to application processes for approvals regarding internal models and own funds.  The CBI is accepting applications from 1 April 2015 in this regard. In the case of internal models, the CBI has a six month period to assess.  Note 3 (published on 13 March 2015, supplementing Note 1) outlines the approval process for the matching adjustment, volatility adjustment and transitional measures on the risk free interest rate and technical provisions. Finally, Note 2 relates to the preparatory reporting phase for Solvency II.  Amongst other matters, it reminds High and Medium impact insurers of their Solvency II preparatory reporting obligations for 2014 data and invites firms to participate in a reporting test cycle on the online reporting system.