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 
one-
fifth of new mortgages should be issued above a level of 3½
three and a half
 times’ income
 (LTI)
.

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(...)

Gabriel Fagan joins the Central Bank from the European Central Bank, where he held a number of key roles

The Central Bank has announced the appointment of Gabriel Fagan to the role of chief economist.Mr Fagan replaces Lars Frisell, who was appointed chief(...)

Fiona Muldoon director of Credit Institutions and Insurance Supervision at the Central Bank: said the single supervisory mechanism would most likely become operational in the fourth quarter of 2014

Finance Correspondent and The new single supervisory mechanism for supervising banks in the euro zone will “introduce a healthy distance” between the(...)

Patrick Honohan, Governor and Matthew Elderfield, Deputy Governor, at the Central Bank of Ireland Annual Report yesterday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Matthew Elderfield said his decision to leave the Irish financial regulator and(...)

An employee drops newly-minted 2 cent euro coins into a container  at the Bank of Greece’s Printing Works Department and Mint in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Prices in shops should be rounded up or down in an effort to do away one and two cent coins, a report recommends today. The National Pay(...)