Patrick Honohan

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 Professor Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick Honohan, picked by the Government in 2009 to sort out the Central Bank and the State’s lenders as it grappled with the financial crisis, settl(...)

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm Enet has opened up a new line of attack on market incumbent Eir with a plan to supply fibre broadband in several rural areas, which were(...)

During the global financial crisis, it took the Bank of England almost a full year before disclosing the existence and scale of emergency loans it had made to two of Britain’s largest banks. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Just a few weeks ago eyebrows were raised in Central Bank circles when an archivist at the Bank of England rediscovered a long-kept secret. The Britis(...)

 Cathal Mac Coille during his last broadcast on RTÉ One with Rachael English (right). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Morning Ireland’s importance is obvious to all those who are lucky enough to work on a programme that registers with listeners in a way that no other (...)

Philip Lane: he said one of the most attractive features Ireland could have for inward investment was a reputation for high-quality regulation

Central Bank governor Philip Lane has told a Fine Gael Senator that it is not the Central Bank’s job to promote the financial services sector in Irela(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will leave the office with State’s economy in much better shape than when he took over. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

When Michael Noonan took over as Minister for Finance in March 2011, the economy was on the floor, public debt and borrowing were dangerously high and(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he gave details of a meeting with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone which, in fact, never took place. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the most bizarre episodes in a tumultuous week of politics has been Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s admission that he gave details of a meeting with Min(...)

The funeral of TK (Ken) Whitaker at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The late TK Whitaker may have been “a great patriot and Irish man of the 20th century” but to his family he was just “a most wonderful father,” his s(...)

1975:  Governor of the Central Bank Dr TK Whitaker during a press conference at Fitzwilton House, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Collins

In 1969 Ken Whitaker was appointed governor of the Central Bank at a critical time in the bank’s development. On his appointment he gave notice that t(...)

Dr Ken Whitaker: “If you live long enough you would be either canonised or found out.” File photograph: David Sleator

Every country has its heroes. Some are generals, some are conquerors, some even tinsel celebrities. Few countries would nominate a long-retired civil (...)

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