June 25th 2014 – Public Banking for All Workshop.

A workshop hosted by Public Banking Forum of Ireland (PBFI) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC), a foundation set up by the German ‘Sparkassen’ or local public savings banks.

Presentations by

  • Niclaus Bergmann: Niclaus Bergmann

Managing Director of the Sparkassenstiftung für  internationale Kooperation (Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, SBFIC) in Bonn, Germany.



See Niclaus Bergmanns press interview with The Irish Examiner

  • Dr. Jürgen Engel – SBFIC.  Title: A Proposed Concept for an Irish Public Savings Bank System.
  • Mark Fielding – ISME CEO
  • Ned O’Hara – Postmasters Union
  • PBFI
  • Discussions Chaired by Peter Mathews

Mark Fielding  ISME CEOMark Fielding ISME

Peter Mathews TD, Dr. Jürgen Engel, Tom O’Calaghan & Sean Fogarty Postmasters Union.Mat,Nic,Jür,Tom & Sean 

 Joan McGuire, Niclaus Bergmann and Claire KnowlesJoan,Nic,Claire

Joe Glynn  PBFI speaking with Noel Cahill NESC Sio,Joan,Joe & --- 

Dr. Jürgen Engel, Niclaus Bergmann, Peter Mathews TD & Jim MillerJür,Nic,Pet,Jim at table 

Kevin O’Brien of the Dept of Finance, Noel Kinaghan, Jürgen Engle and Paul Maher.DoF,Noel,Jür,Paul 

Some of the PBFI team with Niclaus and Jürgen.PB Team + Nic & Jür 

Jim Miller,  Niclaus Bergmann, Joe keane and Dr. Jürgen EngelJim, Nic,-----,Jür.JPG


Mark Dearey of The Green Party                         

attended the Workshop                                Joe Glynn & VescoMark Dearey          Joe & Vesco



May 2014 Fact Finding mission. 

Dr. Jürgen Engel of the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) Visits Ireland on Fact Finding mission. 

Dr. Jürgen Engel


Dr. Jürgen Engel studied economics in Germany and in Switzerland. He holds a PhD from Basle University, Switzerland, were he lectured in international and monetary economics. He gained more than 30 years of banking experience focusing on capital markets, credit and risk management issues. During his career he worked for  WestLB, Chemical Bank and Chase Bank in Düsseldorf, Brussels, London and NewYork. About 15 years ago he became independent banking advisor. Since then Jürgen has been coaching and training a number of financial institutions in the CEE and CIS regions. He is a frequent lecturer at international seminars and assisted the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) in various assignments supporting  local banking sectors and the development of emerging financial markets and countries in transition. Presently Dr. Engel is acting as project manager on behalf of SBFIC developing a project to support and build a locally diversified banking system for Greece.

Dr. Jürgen Engel – Two day meeting with members of The Public Banking Forum. Also attending was  Tom O’Callaghan Independent Postmasters Group, a representative for The Irish Post Masters Union, a representatives from Sinn Féin, The Green Party & Seamus Maye from the ISBA. 


Dr. Jürgen Engel PBFI - Sinn Féin & Green Party


February 2014 – Dr Thomas Keidel DSGV & Christopher Simpson CIVITAS speak at The Public Banking for Ireland Seminar hosted by The Public Banking Forum of Ireland

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Oct 2013 – Dr. Ellen Browns Public Banking Institute US visit to Ireland.

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Dr. Ellen Brown, James Devaney, Anthony Migchels & Cathal Spelman.



June 2013 Jim Miller formed The Public Banking of Ireland

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