DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland’s central bank has fined Bank of Ireland 24.5 million euros ($27.8 million) over technology failures that the lender took more than a decade to fix. Handing down one of its largest ever penalties, the central bank on Thursday said that IT service continuity deficiencies were repeatedly identified in third-party reports from 2008 onwards but Bank of Ireland only started to address them in 2015, resolving matters four years later. The lack of a robust framework and internal controls at Ireland’s largest bank in terms of assets could have left it unable to ensure continuity of critical services and led to adverse effects on customers and the financial system, the central bank said.

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