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Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and financial regulator Matthew Elderfield  at  the announcement last month of new Central Bank measures to deal with mortgage arrears. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In 1913, commenting on excessive compensation of bankers in the US, then lawyer and later to become US Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis sai(...)

Weaker external demand will be offset by a small rise in domestic demand, the Central Bank said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Prospects for the domestic economy have improved in recent months, according to a new report by the Central Bank. However, the effect on(...)

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The contribution of Ireland’s financial sector to the economy is likely to have been overstated, particularly after the financ(...)

Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

Given the role that inadequate regulatory oversight played in almost bringing down the banking sector – and with it the whole economy – it make(...)

Designed by GKMP Architects, the repurposed Central Bank on Dublin’s Dame Street would have classrooms on each floor and a library on top.

The Central Bank in Dame Street, Dublin, would be turned into a high-rise secondary school by the winning entry in an ideas competition to find(...)

The level of ATM withdrawals in Ireland is the highest in the EU.

Coupled with a high usage of cheques, Ireland could stand to save up to €1 billion each year if more efficient payment methods we(...)

As part of the liquidation of IBRC, the Central Bank exchanged promissory notes previously held by the former Anglo  for €25 billion in Irish government bonds. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish resident investors increased their share of long-term Irish debt to almost 50 per cent in February due to the impact of the Central Bank’s de(...)

The Central Bank has issued a warning on an investment firm operating without authorisation in Ireland. The bank said Dean Witter Consul(...)

Financial regulator Matthew Elderfield  at the mortgage arrears plan announcement earlier this month. The plan sets out a strategy for the Irish banking sector to deal with mortgage holders in financial difficulty. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The recent initiative on Ireland’s mortgage crisis announced by the Central Bank’s Matthew Elderfield may help bank share prices in the long ru(...)

Noam Chomsky. “The oil dictatorships, the countries that the West really cares about for obvious reasons, their uprisings have been suppressed very harshly and very successfully, with western support.” Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty

For a man of 84 who has described himself with approval as “a boring speaker”, Noam Chomsky meets a daunting schedule of public appearances, sp(...)

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