Michael Noonan was also asked about staff shortages within the unit of the Central Bank that supervised the insurance sector. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Just more than €1 billion of taxable income was sheltered from tax through the use of various property reliefs, Minister for Finance Michael Noona(...)

The Central Bank Commission reportedly prefers the option of a 15 per cent mortgage deposit, rising by one per cent each year over the next five years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank is considering a five-year run-in for its new 20 per cent mortgage deposit rule, according to the Sunday Independent. The Central (...)

Prof Patrick Honohan speaking before the Oireachatas Banking Inquiry, January 15th, 2015

Introductory statement by Governor Patrick Honohan at Oireachtas Banking Inquiry The Report that I submitted to the Minister for Finance in May 2010 e(...)

Patricia Byron: the new director of the SCSI, the largest representative body for property, construction and land professionals with more than 5,000 members. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patricia Byron has been appointed as the new director general of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). Byron, who is currently chief exec(...)

Mike Soden: reappointed by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to the Central Bank Commission. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny might stand charged of gender bias in the selection of John McNulty for a Seanad byelection but his colleague Michael Noonan can’(...)

Former president of Siptu Des Geraghty has been appointed to the Central Bank Commission.

The Government has reappointed former Bank of Ireland chief executive Mike Soden and ex-trade union leader and MEP Des Geraghty as members of the C(...)

Most of the Central Bank’s 1,400 staff will get at least one extra day of holidays after it  gave itself a top performance grade of over 85 per cent for the third year in a row. It will  cost the bank €800,000.

Staff at the Central Bank of Ireland will get at least one extra day off after the bank gave itself a top grade of over 85 per cent for the third y(...)

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan said: “Neglect at home and in Europe of the fact that euro members could still get into macro-economic trouble despite being part of the euro area was a major flaw in policy thinking in the early 2000s.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Assuming that being in the euro zone would save the country from macro-economic trouble was “a major flaw” in policy thinking, the Governor of the Cen(...)

“Should Matthew Elderfield land a big and well-paid job at Lloyds there will no doubt be some who will begrudge him his success and point out that he has not finished the job he started.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Nothing, it seems, has become Matthew Elderfield so well as the manner of the departure. As you would hope and expect, the regulator seems to b(...)