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    ACOI – Proud Category Sponsors of the Irish Early Career Awards

    We are proud to sponsor with our education partners, IoB, the following three categories; Early Career – Compliance & Risk Professional of the Year, Fund Services Professional of the Year and Banking & Capital Markets Professional of the Year.

    Please click HERE  (or copy this url to nominate your colleague. Please note that Entries are for professionals aged 35 years or under (on 31 December 2017) only.

    Nominations close on Sunday, 30th September 2018, and full rules and guidelines can be downloaded from the website (

    ACOI Annual General Meeting 2018

    The 2018 Annual General Meeting of The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland is to be held on Wednesday, 17th January 2018 at 1.35pm at Chartered Accountants House, 47 – 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

    All documentation below is on the ACOI website, and can be accessed through the links below.  Please ensure that you are first logged in as a member on the ACOI website. In doing so, this will permit you to access the documents directly.


    ACOI 2017 Conferring Ceremony – Photo Gallery

    On 6th December over 300 people, graduates, their family, friends and guests of the ACOI were in attendance in the Great Room of The Shelbourne Hotel to acknowledge the achievements of ACOI members who studied on one of the programmes in the ACOI suite of educational offerings and those members that took up ACOI designations in 2017.

    Please see click here for the gallery of photos from the night. This is a member only area so you will need to be logged in to view

    ICQ Winter 2017 Edition

    The latest edition of the ICQ Magazine has been issued to all our members and is also available in the members section of the website: You will need to log on to view this page.

    Our President, Clive Kelly has introduced a new section to the ezine. This section provides the opportunity for you to provide your voice on issues and topics which will help our association represent you and our membership. 

    The Cover feature is Ed Sibley, Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, Central Bank of Ireland. This follows on from Ed’s address at our recent Annual Conference, held on the 10th November 2017.

    Happy reading and Happy Christmas from all in the ACOI

    ACOI Opening Hours – Christmas 2017

    Opening Hours

    Monday 25th December 2017

    Tuesday 26th December 2017

    Wednesday 27th December 2017

    Thursday 28th December 2017
    9.00am – 5.30pm

    Friday 29th December 2017
    9.00am – 5.30pm

    Monday 1st January 2018

    Tuesday 2nd January 2018
    9.00am – 5.30pm

    Anti-Money Laundering Bulletin from the CBI

    The Central Bank has provided guidance to the financial industry as to the implementation of an effective AML/CFT regime.  The most recent guidance given by the Central Bank can be accessed below.

    NIS Directive – Consultation on Security Measures & Incident Reporting

    A consultation paper has issued on security standards and cyber incident reporting by Operators of Essential Services (OES). Closing date for submissions is 20th December.

    For details CLICK HERE


    Ed Sibley’s Speech – ACOI 2017 Conference

    Fantastic turnout at our 2017 Conference today. 

    See below link to Ed Sibley’s keynote speech, further presentations and photos to follow shortly.

    Irish Times Innovation Profile: Michael Daughton, KPMG

    “Stitch in time saves nine in corporate cyber security – Companies need to put themselves in attackers’ shoes, says cybercrime expert” 

    Click here to read KPMG Partner, Michael Daughton’s Innovation Profile in today’s Irish Times: LINK


    GDPR – New Guidelines Issued

    The Article 29 Working Party has published new guidelines on profiling and breach reporting and further guidelines on data protection impact assessments and determining whether processing is “likely to result in a high risk” for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679. Copies of all guidelines can be found here (

    NIS Directive – Update

    The DP & Technology WG understands that a press release and consultation paper will issue w/c 23rd October from the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) on the Network Information Security (NIS) Directive.  ACOI will post these here for the information of members when issued.

    Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Ed Sibley Speech

    Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Ed Sibley (our key note speaker at our upcoming conference on Friday 10th November) makes his first major speech since his appointment.
    Please click here for Ed Sibley’s speech on the prudential priorities for the financial services sector in Ireland.  Ed will be interviewed as the cover feature in the Winter 2017 edition of ICQ, due to hit desks in December.