Deposit dilemma facing Irish banks

  by Business Editor David Murphy @davidmurphyRTE There have been a lot of concerns about the reluctance of banks to lend to businesses. The boss of the Credit Review Office, John Trethowan, has said he is “disappointed” by the provision of loans to firms. Mr Trethowan knows what he is talking about. So the complaints seem well justified. The head of the Department of Finance, John Moran, has made some interesting comments on the issue. He said part of the problem …