Stefan Gerlach, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland said on Monday that the regulator’s new mortgage lending rules are “ functioning as intended”. (Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

Nine months on from the introduction of new mortgage limits, Central Bank deputy Governor Stefan Gerlach has said that the rules are “functioning as (...)

“A lot to welcome”.  Minister Alan Kelly, and Minister Micheal Noonan take tea  with  tenant Eoin Whelan after announcing rental reforms.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Renting is becoming the norm for many in a nation that was once highly dominated by owner occupation. The proportion of households who rent privately (...)

Property price inflation in Dublin, where supply problems are most acute, is now at its lowest level in over two years. The latest official figures i(...)

John Coyle joined the Central Bank  in September 2014, having previously been chief executive of Standard Bank’s operations in the Isle of Man. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

John Coyle, the Central Bank’s director of resolution and corporate affairs, is to leave the regulator at the end of this year. It is understood that(...)

Stefan Gerlach (right) and economist John FitzGerald at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland annual conference in Dublin  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Risky lending by the banks is not the solution to the housing crisis, the deputy governor of the Central Bank, Stefan Gerlach, has said. Referring to (...)

Mary Hughes, president of the Irish Planning Institute, will discuss planning for future housing demand. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The timing of this year’s Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) annual conference may have been prophetic when it was scheduled within two day(...)

Stefan Gerlach, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, said that Ireland should promote “a well-developed rental market as a genuine alternative to ownership, and an attractive investment proposition for potential landlords”. (Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

Ireland needs to develop a broader and deeper rental market in order to protect itself against future financial shocks, deputy governor of the Centra(...)

The Central Bank has also decided that just a 
fifth of new mortgages should be issued above a level of 3½
three and a half
 times’ income

Who would be a first-time buyer today? Under new mortgage rules outlined by the Central Bank yesterday the bar has suddenly been raised a whole lot h(...)

New Central Bank rules mean all except 15 per cent of the value of new mortgages written will have to involve a deposit of at least 20 per cent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Six years after the property market fell off the cliff, the Central Bank has finally published a set of rules to limit the amounts that people can (...)

The Central Bank’s deputy governor Stefan Gerlach said these measures should help to avoid another property crash in Ireland and dampen the rate of price rise currently being experienced in the market.

New mortgage rules published today by the Central Bank mean that most house buyers will have to have a 20 per cent deposit when applying for a home(...)