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Laois Councillor Leading Calls To Attract Foreign Banks To Ireland

She believes Ireland's banking options are falling behind other EU countries.

A Laois Councillor is leading calls for a report into attracting foreign banks into Ireland. 

Thomasina Connell wants Finance Minister Pascal Donohue to engage with the Central Bank on the issue. 

She believes Ireland's banking options are falling behind other EU countries following the confirmation that Ulster Bank and KBC are to cease trading here.

The Fine Gael rep says Irish residents in other member states are paying much lower interest rates:

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