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Gabriel Makhlouf, the incoming governor of the Central Bank, whose term as New Zealand treasury secretary ended in controversy. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has received a confidential review into the incoming governor of the Central Bank from the New Zealand governmen(...)

Founded in 1980, Merc has worked to appoint senior business leaders across a range of industries from multinational corporations to public-sector bodies. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-based executive recruitment company Merc Partners has been acquired by Spencer Stuart, a privately-owned US company with more than 60 offices g(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: Joan Burton called for the process of appointing Mr Makhlouf as governor of the Cental Bank to be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, where he is head of the treasury.

The recruitment process to pick the next Central Bank of Ireland governor cost €70,236, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has disclosed, as his cho(...)

Sharon Donnery: the deputy Central Bank governor for the past three years was the odds-on favourite for the job

News that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe had looked to the other side of the world for a next Central Bank governor, Gabriel Makhlouf, prompted (...)

 The vacancy at the Central Bank of Ireland arose when governor Philip Lane moved to the European Central Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The competition to find the next governor of the Central Bank has been narrowed down to a shortlist of four candidates, including bookies’ favourite, (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has begun the process of finding a new Central Bank governor. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has given prospective candidates to lead the Central Bank two weeks to register their interest, after European le(...)

Ireland’s high personal tax rate makes it difficult to attract  foreign nationals, a recruitment company has said. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s punitive personal tax regime is a barrier to attracting foreign national talent into the country, the leader of one of the country’s leading(...)

The best way to respond to that is by cultivating a ‘learning environment’
Creating a learning environment

Back in the days when taxi licence plates could cost as much as a house, who would have thought the industry could be disrupted by a free app? And the(...)

The likes of Google and Facebook have ‘raised the bar’ in terms of what Millennials expect from a workspace
Bye-bye Boomers hello Millennials

You may object to lumping people together by age but anyone working with or recruiting Millennials – loosely that generation that reached early adulth(...)

John Glenny, partner, MERC Partners: “Good leaders need to know their team members and employees personally. They understand them, know what drives them and are aware of what’s going on in their lives – both in work and outside of it.”

Every business can benefit from outstanding leadership during good times and bad. Of course, great leaders tend to stand out more during times of cris(...)

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