Insight on international financial services for over 35 years

Finance Dublin provides a focused analysis of the factors behind the evolution of the international financial services industry, with a particular focus on Ireland as a jurisdiction within the EU, and the eurozone. By providing independent evidence-based knowledge on the most important questions facing the international financial services industry, the publication is an educational and informational resource for readers.

Finance Dublin and its special publications

Finance Dublin is an industry journal and website independent of industry and Government, and providing a 'fourth estate' on financial services dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and science to the benefit of all stakeholders. As such it focusses on questions focussed around the 'service concept' in the description of the industry as 'financial services', and finance.

The Irish Tax Monitor a rich harvest for commentary on Tax, is published every month in Finance Dublin. The Irish Tax Monitor delivers a focus on tax advice, delivered by leading professional writers in the tax field in Ireland. Its aim is to produce a publication that delivers practical tax guidance to decision makers in the broad corporate and IFS sectors. It also focuses forensically on global events, developments and initiatives likely to impact on Irish companies. Please contact us at if you would like further information as to how to become a contributor of the Tax Monitorr.

Finance Dublin's quarterly Funds Monitor was launched in 2021, featuring the insights of a Roundtable of thought leaders in the Asset Management and Investment Funds industry. See here for more information.

The Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2021 - See the latest Awards edition. See also Finance Dublin's Investment Funds Ireland Report, 'A black swan' year for Ireland's investment funds industry and The Finance Dublin Corporate Banking in Ireland Report.

Please see The Dillon Eustace Regulatory Quarterly Update here.

Its websites & publications include:

FINANCE DUBLIN with IFS analytical insights and evidence-based information.

The Finance Dublin Yearbook

The Finance Dublin Yearbook, each year provides an annual review and outlook on the developments tracked and analysed in the monthly issues of the publication (10 per year). It also provides a continuously updated benchmark directory providing histories curated by Finance Dublin of the most significant financial services enterprises operating in Ireland as a jurisdiction. The Yearbook also provides a continuously updated Professional Services Guide of the principal Professional Services firms operating from Ireland, and a continuously updated Who's Who of individual professional advisers.

Fintel's other publishing arms:

AVIATION FINANCE - our world-leading publication on the financing and economics of air transport - 3 p.c. of global GDP - the careers and jobs website of Finance magazine & Finance Dublin

Past Events: The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2019

The Aviation Finance Conference and The Financial Centres Summit, 2019.

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History: the printed publication, Finance Dublin was merged with Finance Magazine in 2009, continuing the continuous monthly analysis of finance in Ireland provided since June 1987, when the first issue of Finance Magazine was published. Finance Dublin was established in 1996, as a complementary publication to Finance Magazine to provide more focussed analysis of the growing IFSC content of Finance Magazine which was first published in June 1987, the same year as the Irish Government, and the EU agreed to designate for special tax treatment an 'International Financial Services Centre' in Dublin. (This special tax treatment of the 'IFSC' was ended in 2000, because of EU state-aid rules that prompted the Irish Goverment to 1998 to respond by introducing an economy-wide 12.5% corporation tax rate.)

Fintel as a publishing company has pioneered seminal ideas in finance since its foundation in 1987, having been one of the very first forums in the world to bring attention to anomalous pricing issues in the run up to the global financial crisis (2006). It also has been credited with being the first publication to seriously question pricing levels in the Irish housing market (in 2000, and before). Its publication Aviation Finance, established in 2011, is a leading aviation finance industry publication, serving one of the most global of industries.


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Editorial and Research

We are committed to balanced discourse in ideas, promoting the advancement of scientific and evidence-based knowledge on the major questions in global finance. We seek to publish evidence based and objective information, taking note of Francis Bacon's observation: "It cannot be that axioms established by argumentation can suffice for the discovery of new works, for the subtilty of nature exceedeth many times over the subtilty of argument" ( Francis Bacon, Novum Organon). In this spirit, we are impressed by the insights of 20th century epistemology that emphasise 'falsification' as a fruitful method for the advancement of knowledge, the lessons of the Great Financial Crisis being a primary example.

Although Finance Dublin has been variously described as a 'flagship' of the IFSC and indeed its 'bible', it is an independent commercial publication, published by Fintel Ltd. It seeks to provide an all inclusive forum for the expression of differing perspectives, and to reflect the unique contributions of all stakeholders in the industry.

In publishing content relating to quoted securities, Fintel and its employees subscribe to a voluntary code of conduct which includes recognition of the principles relating to publications and publishing organisations in the European Union's MIFID ('The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive' - 2004/39/EC).