Ireland has a fight on its hands to attract headquarters of Europe’s new financial crime watchdog

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher said Ireland has made ‘significant progress’ on eliminating tax loopholes and shell companies in recent years. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins

Sarah Collins

Bagging the EU’s new financial crime watchdog is likely to be a tougher task now than it was in 2017, as the Government grapples with a dire housing crisis and a trickier approval process in Brussels.