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Growing paings: Nobody believes our GDP numbers any more. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office unleashed a slew of economic data this week. It shows, among other things, that the Irish economy is booming again, and (...)

Ten years after the crash we are left with some 50,000 residential mortgage accounts in arrears of over three months, and another 20,000 buy-to-let mortgages in a similar position. Photograph: Getty Images

Sparked by the proposed sale of €3.7 billion in mortgage loans by Permanent TSB, this week’s hot political issue has been what this will mean for borr(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

Irish law from 2010 limits to six months the period under which a person can be suspended while falling under regulatory investigation. The Central Bank wants this to be extended. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has pressed for laws to make “egregious recklessness” by the heads of banks and insurers and other financial firms a criminal offence(...)

 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(...)

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