This data has been crowding my desktop for some time now, so might as well post it. In September this year, the new rankings of Global Financial Centres (http://www.longfinance.net/images/GFCI16_22September2014.pdf) came out for the second half of 2014. Dublin slipped to a rather less than honourable 70th place, down 4 ranks from march 2014 and 14 ranks from September 2013.
Here's the chart showing the sorry state of decline in Irish Financial Services prime centre in global position (these are primarily IFSC-linked):
So may be, just may be, having the chair of IFSC going around talking about everything political and EU is not exactly what drives excellence in the international financial services? Any ideas?..